Thursday, June 10, 2010

John Butler Trio Red Rocks 6/4/10 with Medeski Martin and Wood, and State Radio

It was a beautiful Colorado summer day, and an incredible line up for a Friday night at Red Rocks, the greatest place on earth!  The night started off with State Radio who's hard slamin' Rock and reggae rhythm got the crowd movin as the amphitheater filled. Next on the bill was Medeski Martin and Wood, who added a jazzy groove to the vibes, and really got the energy  bouncing off the rock walls. After MMW, Butler wanted to bring it back to earth, to pay respects to the indigenous people of the land he was about to overcome with his own musical expression. They sang and danced to traditional songs and brought the crowd of nearly 9000 to their feet. Then just before the native dancers left the stage, John Butler Trio erupted into "Used to get High". It was truly a magical moment to see the crowd really movin with the lights raging, the dancers in the background, and the band killin it! 

I couldn't decide which one I like better... what do you think?
Sending prayers off to the galaxy
State Radio getting ready to take stage
I've never seen an oil can guitar, it sounded so tin cany
It was truly a blessing to be enlightened by such beautiful people.

Here is the video with the pre show interview... If you watch it, you'll see me

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