John Butler Trio Sing ‘Blame It on Me’ in Nashville’s Blackbird Studios [Watch]
The John Butler Trio are a band from Australia that border more on being an alternative jam band than traditional country, but this version of "Blame It on Me" shows the group's bluegrass roots. The clip, airing on Front and Center from Country Now and premiering exclusively on Taste of Country, was shot in Nashville's iconic Blackbird Studios.
It's a laid-back performance inside the colorful walls of the studio. Before they begin playing, John Butler (lead vocalist) introduces the song and explains where it originated from.
"This song, 'Blame it on Me,' is a song about somebody taking the blame for something they probably shouldn't I guess you could say," he says, kicking off the song before the rest of the trio, Byron Luiters and Grant Gerathy, join in. JBT do what they do best — jam — before Butler begins to sing.
"We are so lucky to have had John Butler Trio perform for our Live from Blackbird music series," Dominic Sadifer, the President of Country Now/Greenlight Media and Marketing, says. "Their performance shows not only how the music transcends genre, but why John is considered to be one of the greatest guitar virtuoso's in the business today."
The Country Now series features well-known country artists when they go behind-the-scenes at Front and Center's CMA Songwriters Series. Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans, Martina McBride and more have all participated.