Butch Robins

Butch Robins

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joseph Calvin "Butch" Robins (born May 12, 1949) is an American five-string banjo player with his own distinct style of picking. He's an individualist and, according to himself "a seeker of information, knowledge and wisdom." Robins was born in Lebanon, Virginia and began to play the banjo in the 1960s. Eventually, he became proficient in both Scruggs style and Keith style of playing. In his teens he attended local fiddlers' conventions and soon found work at the Bean Blossom, Indiana Festival. When Robins got drafted and was stationed at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, he began playing guitar with Snuffy Jenkins and Pappy Sherrill in Columbia. After the army, his first job as a professional banjo player was with fiddler Kenny Baker on his album "A Baker's Dozen" in 1970. In the early seventies, Robins worked with artists such as Charlie Moore and the Dixie Partners, banjoist Vic Jordan, dobro player Tut Taylor, "Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper," Jim & Jesse, mandolinist Buck White, Leon Russell and the New Grass Revival.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135943189
  • 9786135943184