John Butler is a truly unique artist.

From his early days as a busker on the streets of Fremantle, to his world-dominating work as the frontman for the ever-evolving John Butler Trio, his career as a musician has been driven by the desire to both entertain and educate.

His unique musical aptitude is matched only by his frank and outspoken social and political views, which have positioned him as an uncompromising artist unafraid to speak his truth.

Just over 20 years after the release of the debut John Butler Trio album, we’re taking an in depth look at Butler’s career so far, examining what made him the monumental success he has become.

Join Gemma Pike for the John Butler Trio J Files, Thursday 14 February from 8pm (AEDT) on Double J.