January 23, 2008

Around the World In 80 Bands - Australia

The next stop around the world continues in the same hemisphere from our last stop, this time with Australia. One of the oldest inhabited areas in the world, going back 40,000 years, the country was first claimed by Great Britain in 1770, where they placed six colonies. In 1901, these colonies joined together to form the Commonwealth of Australia. It's also home to some incredibly talented actors and musicians, including Heath Ledger, who died last night.
The artist that I'm using to represent this country is The John Butler Trio, a funk/jam band that has since released three successful albums in the country, and who's music has spread to the US. They have a fantastic, if offbeat sound that's quite distinctive, mainly through Butler's guitar style.

Better Than - John Butler Trio

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