Johnny Butten on Blue Plate Special

Johnny Butten - SoloEx-pat British banjo picker Johnny Butten will be among the guests on today’s (8/8) edition of Blue Plate Special on WDVX.

Johnny was born and raised in England where he learned to play bluegrass banjo as a boy, winning multiple competitions and joining a professional band while still in his teens. He moved to the US earlier in 2008 and now resides in Minnesota.

On Blue Plate Special he will surely be performing music from his new CD, Solo, and demonstrating the technique that earned him the title of World’s Fastest Banjo Player by the Guinness Book.

The show originates before a live audience from Knoxville, TN, where it airs at noon (EDT) on 102.9 and 105.9 FM. You can also catch Johnny and his banjo online via the WDVX streaming Internet broadcast.

Knoxville’s own MBRC is also on the bill, an eclectic quartet who describe their sound as “new-timey grass-rock.”

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