April Uprising is the fifth studio album by Australian Roots band the John Butler Trio. The album was recorded from late 2009-early 2010 in Fremantle, Australia.
The John Butler Trio is an eclectic roots/jam band from Australia led by guitarist and vocalist John Butler. Two of the band's albums—Three (2001) and Living 2001–2002 (2003)—have gone platinum in Australia and reached the top ten of the Australian album charts in those years. The 2004 album Sunrise Over Sea debuted at number one on the Australian charts on 15 March 2004 reaching gold record status in its first week on sale. Their next release, entitled Grand National, was released on 27 March 2007. The band's releases are marketed independently by Jarrah Records which John Butler co-owns with West Australian folk band the Waifs.
John Butler was born on April 1, 1975 in Torrance, California to an Australian father and American mother. He was named after his paternal grandfather, a forestry worker who died in 1952 while fighting a bushfire in Nannup, Western Australia. He moved to the small Western Australian town of Pinjarra on 26 January 1986 when he was ten.
At sixteen, he started to learn the guitar and his grandmother gave him his grandfather's 1930s dobro guitar. This guitar was to be presented to the first grandchild to learn the guitar, as none of his grandfather's children took up the guitar. It is still one of Butler's most treasured possessions.
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