My Home

My Home Podcast

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.

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In this last episode, we here how Kav Temperley from Eskimo Joe contributed to the final ' focussing ' of the intenion of the song. Musically we combine 'chicken picking', Celtic dance music with a reggae dance hall EDM inspired atmosphere. John reveals recording his wife's entire family on his phone in the living room on xmas day yelling the chorus. John talks about the recurring theme of consumerism and how it's greedy hunger is sucking our plant dry....

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You Don't Have To Be Angry Anymore
Todays episode John reflects on finally having a sense of wisdom. Inspired in a hotel room giving advice to his young son throwing a tantrum, John unfolds the story of seeing the past behind him and the future ahead....

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Brown Eyed Bird
Happy 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....

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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 '...

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Coffee, Methadone & Cigarettes
One 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....

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Faith
Everybody 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....

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Miss Your Love
This 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....

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Home
This 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....

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Running Away
What 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....

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Just Call
What 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....

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Wade In The Water
We’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....

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Tahitian Blue
What 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....

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