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My Home

John Butler

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My Home

My Home

John Butler

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Welcome to My Home. A weekly podcast exploring the writing and production of John Butler Trio's 6th studio album - Home. Each episode you’ll be taken deep into John's creative world: the challenges, insights, techniques, methods and various people he worked with across the globe to deliver this incredible new body of work. Made while on tour across North America 2018. My Home is recorded, mixed, engineered and produced by Tommy Spender.

Latest Episodes

Tahitian Blue

EWhat colour is Tahitian Blue? This week we take a trip on a catamaran with John and a few mates through the Tahitian Islands to find out where this song first found its way.

30 MIN2018 OCT 26
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Tahitian Blue

Wade In The Water

EWe’re talking beats this week, and we travel with John and his grandfathers Dobro guitar to Kolkata, India, to sit for many days on the roof of one of the worlds greatest slide guitar player's. We also bomb a hill in rural Victoria on a skateboard, get the blessing of the Allman Brothers and learn why this is one of John's favourite songs on the record.

22 MIN2018 NOV 5
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Wade In The Water

Just Call

EWhat happens when a guitar riff sits on a shelf for over 15 years and is finally made into a song? Learn about a guitar tuning that heavily influenced many of Johns songs, and the epic tale of John meeting his wife Dannielle many moons ago while circumnavigating Australia in a van.

20 MIN2018 NOV 12
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Just Call

Running Away

EWhat is it exactly that John is running away from? This week John talks about the deep work he did to uncover some gremlins from the past and bring them into the light of a new day. John, The Jedi, also reveals one of his secret weapons in his pedal board and where the came to learn of it's origins from an old friend and brilliant guitarist Jeff Lang.

24 MIN2018 NOV 19
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Running Away

Home

EThis week we learn that sometimes a song needs a champion. Close friend, and long time tour manager Kester Sapho kept on about a demo, ultimately encouraging John through all his hesitation. A song that nearly didn't make it and a rare musical moment for John, stepping away from guitar.

20 MIN2018 NOV 26
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Home

Miss Your Love

EThis week we get a little more philosophical and look into what it means to come of age as a man. Johns opens up about challenging the traditions of masculinity and femininity in our culture . Are you or do you know a boy walking around in a mans body? And where does a good man sit in a world where the Patriarchy is being challenged in new ways by a new generation.

25 MIN2018 DEC 3
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Miss Your Love

Faith

EEverybody needs a little faith. A moment of inspiration while holding an old kick around guitar looking up at the stars on a camping trip with his son, John pieces together the elements of spiritual wisdom that surround him into his own synthesis and philosophy. All the while talking about Elvis, synthesisers, iPads and cosmic guitar solos.

26 MIN2018 DEC 10
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Faith

Coffee, Methadone & Cigarettes

EOne of Johns most personal moments in the series, this episode takes us back into the trauma of a bushfire in which his grandfather was killed attempting to protect the township of Nannup W.A, and the ongoing generational repercussions of that tragic day.

28 MIN2018 DEC 17
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Coffee, Methadone & Cigarettes

Tell Me Why

This week, A riff falls out of a trusty old beaten up Yamaha Guitar after hours of hard physical labour in John's backyard. The challenge of melding different grooves between machines and humans. This was the first song that came out of John being alone with a producer and making it all ' in the box '

23 MIN2018 DEC 24
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Tell Me Why

Brown Eyed Bird

EHappy new year to everyone out there enjoying Home! This first week of 2019 John talks about his influences from Bjork to Milky Chance. Producer Jan Skubiszewski brings more gold with his Juno and we learn about a fictitious couple living in their car. Layers of banjo, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitar build the brooding verse in joyful and syncopated joyous chorus. The perfect mix of singer songwriter folky acoustic music with electronic rhythms.

17 MIN2018 DEC 31
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Brown Eyed Bird

Latest Episodes

Tahitian Blue

EWhat colour is Tahitian Blue? This week we take a trip on a catamaran with John and a few mates through the Tahitian Islands to find out where this song first found its way.

30 MIN2018 OCT 26
Comments
Tahitian Blue

Wade In The Water

EWe’re talking beats this week, and we travel with John and his grandfathers Dobro guitar to Kolkata, India, to sit for many days on the roof of one of the worlds greatest slide guitar player's. We also bomb a hill in rural Victoria on a skateboard, get the blessing of the Allman Brothers and learn why this is one of John's favourite songs on the record.

22 MIN2018 NOV 5
Comments
Wade In The Water

Just Call

EWhat happens when a guitar riff sits on a shelf for over 15 years and is finally made into a song? Learn about a guitar tuning that heavily influenced many of Johns songs, and the epic tale of John meeting his wife Dannielle many moons ago while circumnavigating Australia in a van.

20 MIN2018 NOV 12
Comments
Just Call

Running Away

EWhat is it exactly that John is running away from? This week John talks about the deep work he did to uncover some gremlins from the past and bring them into the light of a new day. John, The Jedi, also reveals one of his secret weapons in his pedal board and where the came to learn of it's origins from an old friend and brilliant guitarist Jeff Lang.

24 MIN2018 NOV 19
Comments
Running Away

Home

EThis week we learn that sometimes a song needs a champion. Close friend, and long time tour manager Kester Sapho kept on about a demo, ultimately encouraging John through all his hesitation. A song that nearly didn't make it and a rare musical moment for John, stepping away from guitar.

20 MIN2018 NOV 26
Comments
Home

Miss Your Love

EThis week we get a little more philosophical and look into what it means to come of age as a man. Johns opens up about challenging the traditions of masculinity and femininity in our culture . Are you or do you know a boy walking around in a mans body? And where does a good man sit in a world where the Patriarchy is being challenged in new ways by a new generation.

25 MIN2018 DEC 3
Comments
Miss Your Love

Faith

EEverybody needs a little faith. A moment of inspiration while holding an old kick around guitar looking up at the stars on a camping trip with his son, John pieces together the elements of spiritual wisdom that surround him into his own synthesis and philosophy. All the while talking about Elvis, synthesisers, iPads and cosmic guitar solos.

26 MIN2018 DEC 10
Comments
Faith

Coffee, Methadone & Cigarettes

EOne of Johns most personal moments in the series, this episode takes us back into the trauma of a bushfire in which his grandfather was killed attempting to protect the township of Nannup W.A, and the ongoing generational repercussions of that tragic day.

28 MIN2018 DEC 17
Comments
Coffee, Methadone & Cigarettes

Tell Me Why

This week, A riff falls out of a trusty old beaten up Yamaha Guitar after hours of hard physical labour in John's backyard. The challenge of melding different grooves between machines and humans. This was the first song that came out of John being alone with a producer and making it all ' in the box '

23 MIN2018 DEC 24
Comments
Tell Me Why

Brown Eyed Bird

EHappy new year to everyone out there enjoying Home! This first week of 2019 John talks about his influences from Bjork to Milky Chance. Producer Jan Skubiszewski brings more gold with his Juno and we learn about a fictitious couple living in their car. Layers of banjo, mandolin, electric and acoustic guitar build the brooding verse in joyful and syncopated joyous chorus. The perfect mix of singer songwriter folky acoustic music with electronic rhythms.

17 MIN2018 DEC 31
Comments
Brown Eyed Bird
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