Hundreds turn out to enjoy Pinjarra’s own John Butler at Music on the Murray

John Butler performed to a grateful crowd at Music on the Murray. Picture: Roz D'Raine
John Butler performed to a grateful crowd at Music on the Murray. Picture: Roz D'Raine

MORE than 1000 residents enjoyed Music on the Murray with John Butler on Friday night.

The singer songwriter grew up in Pinjarra and he performed at the event for free.

Music on the Murray was organised by Pinjarra Connect. Other performers included Travis Green, Adam Springhetti and Ricky Green.

Organisers said it was a great atmosphere and thanked all the volunteers for making the event possible.

Butler performed in the natural amphitheatre under the Pinjarra suspension in Cantwell Park, backed by the Murray River and native bush.

Fans cheered, danced and even developed a writhing mosh pit.

Butler was introduced by his high school music teacher who shared with the audience snippets of Butler’s teenage years.

Sharing the bill were dancing children from the local Noongar community, Ricky Green, Adam Springhetti and others.

It must be said that another star of the show was the 1956 Chevy truck that acted as a stage, an evening out from its garage in the Roger May Museum at historic Pinjarra homestead Edenvale.

A great and noisy night was enjoyed by all, with special thanks to Butler, great musician and political conscience – a force for the future.

The word’s ‘awesome’ and ‘legend’ are overused in modern parlance but not in describing this performance.

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