Video Premiere: John Butler Trio “Wade In The Water”

August 29, 2018
Video Premiere: John Butler Trio “Wade In The Water”



The new album from John Butler Trio is set for release on September 28 via Nettwerk Records. Butler recorded many of the tracks on HOME as a solo artist and were the product of a personal struggle, As he explains, “I’ve been dealing with anxiety on and off for ages. I hadn’t always been able to name it. It was in this fractured state that I started trying to wrangle this new mob of songs – wild horses I’d met over the last four years. Songs about family life, love, what it means to be a modern man and personal insights into dealing with my anxious projections. Songs have always been my friends. No matter what I’m going through they help me convey the things my heart feels but my brain is too afraid to say. But grappling with this herd in this state would prove uniquely tricky. As things turned out that journey would actually be critical in helping me deal with my shit. In the meantime though, I was lost and somehow I had to find my way home. There was no choice. Like that classic children’s book, ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ says; “Can’t go under it. Can’t go over it. Can’t go around it. MUST go through it.”

Today we premiere the video for the second track on the album, “Wade in the Water,” which Butler describes as “one of my favorite songs off of the album. It’s a soul-searching proclamation and a journey back to myself. The words just kinda fell out and I didn’t really know what they meant for a long time until I stood back and took a look at the song and the passage of time I’d just been through. This song celebrates my love for Led Zeppelin, Hip Hop backbeat, Indian classic music and is one of my favorite songs to play live.”

Butler will open a North American tour in support of the record on November 6 in Washington, DC. The complete dates appear below the video.


John Butler Trio Tour Dates

Friday, 11/16 Washington DC @ Warner Theatre
Saturday, 11/17 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Tuesday, 11/20 New York, NY @ The Beacon Theatre
Wednesday, 11/21 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Friday, 11/23 Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Saturday, 11/24 Ottawa, ON @ National Arts Centre
Sunday, 11/25 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Tuesday, 11/27 Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
Thursday, 11/29 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Friday, 11/30 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Saturday, 12/1 Pelham, TN @ The Caverns
Sunday, 12/2 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
Tuesday, 12/4 Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
Wednesday, 12/5 New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
Friday, 12/7 Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Saturday, 12/8 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Sunday, 12/9 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Thursday, 12/13 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Friday, 12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theater at Ace Hotel
Saturday, 12/15 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater