Welcome to Butch's website! As one of the "Masters of The 5-String Banjo", Butch has been playing and composing for over 50 years and shows no signs of slowing down!
"Introverted master of an extroverted instrument", Butch Robins, has established himself as an instrumental innovator and explorer. His banjo playing techniques have enabled him to share the sound of that instrument, and enhance the music of an extremely diverse range of musical stylists and definers of genre. Butch is a complicated man - an artist, a musician, a thinker and a storyteller. He's a banjo player with few peers, and a chronicler of the music of Bill Monroe, the Father of Blue Grass Music.
He is an individualist, a self-styled philosopher and a life-long student of music and art. Tony Trischka says "He may also be the world's foremost bluegrass philosopher".
Come on in and learn a little about the man.............
Butch's banjos.........on the top left is a Gibson Grenada and on the bottom right is a pre-war, (1934) Gibson RB-4.