Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin or Bass. Professional recording/touring artist for over 4 decades. for $85

In Folk Instruments By JohnnyButten

Banjo, Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin or Bass. Professional recording/touring artist for over 4 decades. for $85

BANJO/GUITAR(acoustic and electric)/DOBRO/MANDOLIN/FIDDLE/BASS(electric and upright) FOR $85

Bluegrass, Country, Americana, Blues, Flat picking, Fingerstyle, Western swing,
Rockgrass, Jazz, Folk, Irish, Soundtracks, Techno, experimental.

Hi, my name is Johnny Butten and I am available to provide you with high quality tracks of any of the following instruments for your  album, EP, song, demo, project, film, etc.

Acoustic Guitar,
Electric Guitar
Upright Bass,
Electric Bass,

   I am a full-time professional musician, with many years experience as a session player, touring musician, recording engineer, producer and songwriter. I work from a very well equipped home studio, designed for providing high quality tracks to artists and producers all around the world.
   I have worked with some of the finest musicians/songwriters including, Peter Rowan, Charlie Pride, Marty Stuart, Acker Bilk, The Oakridge Boys, Albert Lee, Ben Waters, Jerry Arhelger, Kenny Baker, Chris Jagger, Leapy Lee, Sarah Jory, Uncle Josh Graves, Bill Keith, Jools Holland, Hayseed Dixie, Bob Black, Randy Kohrs, Johan de Meij, and countless others, as well as working for radio stations and TV networks across Europe and the USA.

For $85/track, I will add any one of my instruments to your recording (that's $85 per instrument) and send you high quality audio of any file type. If you're not happy with what I send you, I will revise my work until you are happy. If it's not right, it's wrong....simples.
All tracks are sent 'dry', flat Eq.
***Please ask about a discounted rate if you're interested in ordering more than one track or multiple instruments!***

I have experience with a variety of musical styles beyond just bluegrass/country, from swing to techno and I look forward to working with you on your next project!

 Won many awards Internationally. Recognized by Guinness World Records as the Worlds Fastest Banjo Player at 260bpm (beats per minute), published in 2009 GWR book.

Apple iMac
Logic Pro X
Melodyne 4
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 and Scarlett Octopre


Vintage Soundcraft analogue console
Neutrik patchbays
Drawmer comp/limiter MX30
TL Audio tube mic pre
Lexicon MPX200 reverb
Aphex aural exciter
BBE 482i sonic maximizer
DBX 296 spectral enhancer
Boss GX700 guitar effects processor
Revox A77 2 track tape recorder (analogue mastering)

14 Reviews

  1. Review By: Tman0007 Apr 5, 2019

    When you give a session artist input like "Let's give this a Jerry Reed kind of feel" and they can hit it first time, you've got yourself a special talent on your track. That's Johnny B. We all loved Jerry's freshness and Chris Noth on guitars and Johnny loaded up and truckin' on his cheesebox, I got myself an official 60 seconds and a cloud of Diesel Boogie. Thanks good buddy.
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  2. Review By: windypress Jan 16, 2019

    Johnny Button is 5 Star musician who delivered a 5 Star performance. Excellent banjo and guitar work. Great creativity and communication! Quick turnaround. We will be working with him again. Thank you Johnny!

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  3. Review By: DavidB Dec 17, 2018

    Great player and quick response! Thank you Johnny!

  4. Review By: daytonasteve Aug 24, 2018

    Outstanding job...right on the money. Took our basic concepts and delivered a flawless execution.

  5. Review By: BokT Jul 5, 2018

    Johnny Button is a wonderful professional musician who has a brilliant intuitive nature in music. I had a bluegrass song I needed an arrangement on and Johnny delivered the perfect music to highlight the song. Johnny is a world record holder on banjo speed and I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have the opportunity to work with him.

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  6. Review By: beardilocks Jun 27, 2018

    Killer banjo playing with enough frills and thrills to keep ya on your toes!

  7. Review By: KOENM Feb 11, 2018

    All is o.k Johnny.
    Thx. All the best.


    - This review was for a custom proposal
  8. Review By: MikeKingAtl May 20, 2017

    I'm incredibly happy with Johnny's banjo recordings. Wow... just phenomenal playing that perfectly matched the feel of the song and helped the song come alive. Super nice/positive guy too. He provided two takes (both great, both tasteful) - in one he stretched out a little more with fills and variation - the other was more in the groove.

  9. Review By: cbassett May 15, 2017

    Excellent banjo and fiddle work, great communication -- will definitely hire again next time I need these instruments.

    - This review was for a custom proposal
  10. Review By: pearlsnapstudios Apr 13, 2017

    Great work! Quick turnaround. Will use again!

  11. Review By: pcdoyle Apr 11, 2017

    This is the second song that John played banjo on for me and his playing never ceases to amaze and delight me. I can tell you this: If you're looking for a banjo player, stop here and look no further... this is your man!

  12. Review By: pcdoyle Apr 6, 2017

    This was the first song that John did for me, and I can tell you that it will be the first of many. I mean the man gave me a banjo track that just blew me away. Not only was it so perfectly played, but it fit the song like a glove. I now find myself looking back through my song catalog for other tunes I can get him to play on.... no joke. I couldn't be more pleased with the results.

  13. Review By: RobDean Mar 26, 2017

    JohnnyButten delivered a very professional product and did so quickly. He was amiable and made the small changes that we requested. He actually went above and beyond our original order and the quality of the work was top-notch. I would highly recommend him for any instrumental and vocal gig.
    - Tennessee

  14. Review By: magiccitytrio Jan 22, 2017

    Great playing reliable and quick response and communication. If you want great banjo playing without any need to revise , choose Johnny Butten

  15. Review By: aravind Mar 8, 2016

    Great work in quick time!

  16. Review By: magiccitytrio Feb 1, 2016

    Perfect . Johnny Butten is a fantastic player .delivered on time with no retakes or fixes needed. And great quality audio file.