John Butler started out busking on the streets. Now, he is a world-wide
recording and performing phenomenon. He is an activist at heart and
uses his music and celebrity to promote causes dear to his heart.
He has longed to know more about his family history. His first album was entitled “Searching For Heritage”. Now he will finally uncover his family history and discover the ancestry he has craved for, he would like to find poets, musicians and revolutionaries.
John was born in the United States to Australian father Darryl and American mother Barbara, also a Butler but not related. When his parents split up he moved to Perth with his Dad. Later, on his sixteenth birthday, his paternal grandmother gave him an important family heirloom - his grandfather John Francis Butler’s Dobro guitar. A grandfather he never met.
John wants to know more about the man whose guitar has been central to his musical journey.