One Way Road (3:06)

Cover of April Uprising - ATO Records

From April Uprising - ATO Records and 15 other releases

This is the first single off the John Butler Trio’s album April Uprising (due for release in early 2010). One Way Road was released on November 16th, 2009.

The new album title April Uprising came from an incredible journey John undertook for the ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ TV series. He traces the Butler name through generations of hardship to a matriarch who sang for her survival and follows his Bulgarian ancestry to a forebear caught up in a violent revolt called the April Uprising.

The recording process for the new album (the first release from the JBT in 3 years) has been shared with avid JBT followers via a special studio sessions page on the band’s website:

John Butler describes the first new track, One Way Road;
“One Way Road is the combination of pretty much most of my musical influences; dancehall, roots & rock. Some how we found a way to bring all these feels in a way that sounds natural and not too contrived or cerebral. I’m really happy with how we captured the vibe of his song”.


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  • dj_edge

    Awesome tune... great album!

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Baf_es

    Not their best song, but I love JBT <3

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • scarletfaery

    Raise your fist if you believe in revolution!!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • gersandelf

    Not the best of JBT, but not a bad listen. :)

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • markpcronin

    Good song. but this isn't true JBT

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • HoneyIsy

    I saw them live in germany!! I have never seen somthing like thy!! They were amazing!! I love the Musik and the guys! Keep on going guys!

    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • scarletfaery

    Saw them live Sunday night at Wakarusa. Met Mr. Butler himself. You should check out the live recording of their show at Red Rocks. Great spiritual vibe. I like this song the more I hear it.

    10 Jun 2010 Reply
  • jax819

    Not their best work if you ask me. If you really want something to jam to check out anything from Sunrise Over Sea.

    3 May 2010 Reply
  • scarletfaery

    I love it. Its upbeat and bouncy. Simple and happy. It will have me dancing when I see them live in June.

    6 Apr 2010 Reply
  • haggard666

    Lazy songwriting at its worst.

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • MJGoodson

    Sounds too much like Dave Matthews Band for me.

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • mikeraz

    this song is pretty legit. like the slide on it.

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Quicksand227

    The criticism is not about the fact that the song isn't technically difficult. People complain about the simplicity, because all the chord progressions are SO generic and were used a thousand times before...I just prefer listening to music that is a little more inventive...well let's see how the album turns out =/

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Hayato_Yoshida

    I love this song. Simple and happy.

    10 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Jeboo-

    People complain about the simplicity with the chords, but to be honest who really cares?Just because it may not be as technically difficult as something like "Funky Tonight" or "Betterman" doesn't make the song worth any less.

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • harriet_

    Why is it coming up with 0 plays (0 listeners) ? Love this song, a lot!

    20 Nov 2009 Reply
  • nattogc

    Love it!

    19 Nov 2009 Reply

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