John Butler Trio wows Kuranda crowd + pictures now online
IT was standing room only at the Kuranda Amphitheatre on Saturday night as Blues and roots heroes John Butler Trio pulled out one of the performances of their career to a capacity crowd.
A crowd of 3500 packed their way into the amphitheatre, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, for a stand-out live performance.
Backed up by Kuranda bands In The Wild Wood and Zennith, John Butler Trio was electric in its delivery, with a set that included many of the big hits across all of group’s albums, alongside two new songs including Kimberly, a stirring protest ballad with a less-than-subtle message directed at West Australian Premier Colin Barnett about the The Browse Basin gas project.
Another highlight included a 10-minute-plus solo instrumental guitar piece that Butler said he had been playing for more than a decade since his busking days.
Reiterating his love for the Kuranda Amphitheatre, Butler said he was "so happy" to be back at one of his favourite venues in the world.
"I often get asked what my favourite place to play is, well this place is on top," Butler said.
"We love Kuranda."
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Ever popular: John Butler Trio love playing Kuranda and fans never leave disappointed. Picture: TOM LEE