John Butler Trio+ with Trevor Hall

July 31, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Freeman Stage 31750 Lake View Drive

Selbyville, Delaware

This performance will feature standing room only in front of the stage. Prefer to sit? Upgrade your experience to premium assigned seating on raised platforms to the left and right of the stage, or you can still bring your own chair and sit in the designated area in the rear of the venue. We will also utilize a large LED screen during this performance as an enhanced viewing option for patrons.

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours), his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music, the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.

An independent role model, founder of Australia’s Jarrah Records, family man and proud skateboard aficionado, JB, in spite of his matey public persona, remains an enigma. He is from everywhere and nowhere, an Australian/American, Everyman/Nowhere Man, and his music mixes rootedness and rootlessness, pain and celebration in a way that is utterly beguiling. He is the consummate rebel-refugee whose songs chart disenchantment with the corporate world and show a yearning for truth along with an ongoing struggle for a sense of locus. The songs’ off-center grooves have always been their charm, and yet now there is a sense, in the new album at least, of resolution and peace after years of being against the world and what it offered. Maybe the man on the brink will not jump after all? Tickets required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry permitted. $39 – $159