Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Expectations

I was in Lyon to see the John Butler Trio. There are concerts that you go to where you don't know the band and are pleasantly surprised or groups that you love that disappoint live and then there are the concerts that you set your hopes high, almost too high and you wonder if you are setting yourself up to be disappointed but then you go to the concert and it surpasses what you expected. Blows it out of the water. John Butler Trio would fall into that category. Le Transbordeur was a great venue. It's large enough to accomodate everyone but not too big so that it no longer feels intimate. The music was amazing and they played old songs, new songs, and threw in a quick Bob Marley song for good measure. John did a solo, instrumental piece while the bassist and the drummer (who were both fantastic as well) took a short break. It was 20 minutes. It was beautiful. My words don't do this evening justice but here is a little clip to give you a taste. This is taken from the Taratata show, I think it airs on fridays but you can always watch the full show here. I recommend it. They get all different artists on the show and it's purely music. They do brief interviews while setting up for the next band to play.

4 comments:

Emily said...

What a great concert. I have yet to attend a large concert in France.

in the Alps said...

There was a good open-air concert that we went to in Talloires last summer. I think they do it every year. Maybe that's a good place to start your concert going?

DestinationMetz said...

hi there, i just found your blog. john butler trio are an australian band, its cool to see them getting some european exposure!

ColourMeCrazy said...

John Butler completely rocks! My own gribe is that sometimes they "jam" for too long and it gets a bit boring!