Charles Butler

Session banjo player

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I'm a banjo player living and working in Nashville, TN. I have a humble home studio where I run Logic and track with a pair of Neumann KM184s mics and a Grace m201mk2 preamp. Let's make some music!

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33 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kevin E.
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    Charles is awesome. He recorded a banjo part for an original song and captured the feels and essence of the song beautifully. Great communication with Charles and he was always very responsive. A real pro!

  2. Review by Max P.
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    It's a pleasure working with Charles. Easy communication, and the recordings which he deliver are top quality.
    Thank you!

  3. Review by Vetle F.
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    Charles has an incredibly good understanding of how to enhance a song. I didn't know that my song had this much potential.

  4. Review by Adrian B.
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    I just can recommend Charles Butler.
    Really professional in every aspect. He knows what he's doing and deliver what you where looking for. I'm really happy that i found him!

  5. Review by David
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    Really enjoyed working with Charles. Great player and excellent collaborator.

  6. Review by Artem
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    Charles is the best! His musicality is something you'd look for in any musician. Incredible banjo track! I will be working with him again for sure.

  7. Review by Jay Parish
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    I worked with Charles on a banjo track and video. He responded quickly and we were able to get the project done smoothly. He delivered four different video versions, which I've never received before from another provider. I really appreciate him going the extra mile like this, as it makes it easier for me. I'd work with Charles anytime and will definitely contact him again for future projects.

  8. Review by Jop P.
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    Delivered exactly what I was looking for, great and friendly communication, recommended!!

  9. Review by Christoffer N.
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    Charles played on a new version of my track Americana. Originally an edm track, we went for a bluegrass version where the banjo plays a main role. Charles' playing was perfect in every sense, and the communication was fast and easy. So happy to work with him, and he has my warmest recommendations.

  10. Review by Travis C.
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    Charles did an incredible job recording banjo for our project and captured the exact sound and feeling we were envisioning. His playing is very beautiful, nuanced, and emotive, and he sent us several takes with different parts and approaches - all of which sound excellent. Highly recommended, and hope we can work together again!

  11. Review by HILLEL G.
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    HILLEL G.
    I am a songwriter with 40 years experience. Until today I have never hired a "banjo" for my production. I know the difficulty "live performances" bring and I found synthetic sounds of Banjo samples I use sufficient - so I thought.
    Once I heard the crisp rich tones of Charles's playing I was hooked. I found someone patient and courteous. Most of the time Charles cared more than I did to get a "tricky" playing pattern recorded in key and in time -Cant wait to get this in my arrangemet.

  12. Review by Bill S.
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    I asked Charles to make a video of himself playing along to a banjo track that we hired him to play on for a YouTube video of the tune. Charles did an amazing job with both the recording and the video. I highly recommend Charles for his great playing and video skills.

  13. Review by Bill S.
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    Charles did a great job on our tune. High quality musician and the track sounds great as well. Thanks!

  14. Review by Eric S.
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    Charles was prompt and enthusiastic for the project, communicated well, produced on time, and gave us fine banjo tracks for our new album project. Thanks, Charles!

  15. Review by Vetle F.
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    I love the tracks Charles have recorded for me!!
    I will ask him again next time I need banjo.

  16. Review by Artem M.
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    Charles is a very talented musician. it's a great pleasure to work with him! The banjo sound is very beautiful. Exceeded all my expectations. The sound quality is awesome! I am very happy!

  17. Review by g. g.
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    He is an amazing banjoist. The end result has been much better than I expected and he had a lot of patience with my changes. Great communication, very quick answering, very good musical "ear", and understood perfectly all I requested.

    I'm very grateful Charles for your great job !!

  18. Review by john l.
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    One of the most creative musical minds I've come across in a very long time. He knows his way around melody and feel. Audio quality is superb. Thank you Charles.

  19. Review by Marcus K.
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    It was a real pleasure working with Charles. His banjo gives my song exactly the feeling that I wanted. Best quality, fast delivery - an absolute pro. Definitely first choice for my next projects. I thank you so much

  20. Review by Joe E.
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    Charles was a great partner in getting the exact banjo track I needed. He was creative, generous, and quick. Great stuff!

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'Memory Lane'

I was the banjo player, composer and engineer in this production

  • BanjoAverage price - $150 per song
  • DobroAverage price - $150 per song
GenresSounds Like
  • Earl Scruggs
  • Béla Fleck
  • Noam Pikelny
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann KM184 pair
  • Grace Design m201mk2
  • Ome Sweetgrass 5-string banjo
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