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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26 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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 !!

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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!

  15. Review by Martha B.
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    It was so easy to work with Charles, and what a great player! He's really brought the track to life. Super professional. Can highly recommend.

  16. Review by keith k.
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    Thanks for a great banjo track! Some fine picking...

  17. Review by Nils Becker
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    It was great to work with Charles! Super friendly, fast, and clear communication and fantastic playing! Charles' banjo was exactly what I was looking for and he perfectly and quickly implemented any ideas/suggestions that I would have.
    Would love to work together again in the future.

  18. Review by Reigen M.
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    Charles was able to do just what I asked for and very quick! Thank you!

  19. Review by Randy Y.
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    Charles delivered exactly what was asked and then some. He went the extra mile with detail. This was my first but definitely not the last time working with him!

  20. Review by alan v.
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    Charles did a fantastic job.
    Well played. Well recorded.
    Understood what I wanted.
    Speedy turnaround.

  21. Review by Juan G.
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    I am doing a remix for a melodic house track and asked Charles to provide a unique banjo solo as well as some riffs. The recordings are flawless, his playing and creativity is excellent. He delivered several fantastic takes, in a short amount of time. Excellent communication as well. A pleasure to work with!

  22. Review by Anna P.
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    He’s great! We needed to play banjo in the song.
    So Charles did it more than great! Very musically and with very good creative taste! Working with Charles mean that you’re gonna get what you need - with NO pathos and negative in communication or in relation to additional requests!
    Our advice, don’t think - hire him)))

  23. Review by Vetle F.
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    Charles delivered a professional banjo take that lifted my song! And he sent me different takes to choose from.

  24. Review by Chad
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    Charles provided a stellar banjo track for my original song that was well played, in tune and in time. He took some of my ideas and embellished on them in a way that fit the song perfectly.

    He also turned the work around quickly and provided several options that I could mix and match. Easy to work with and highly recommended!

  25. Review by john l.
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    Fantastic player with great communication, an incredible ear for improvisation, and a great studio sound. His choice of notes and phrasing created the solid musical platform needed to elevated our tune. Absolutely solid, could not be happier.

  26. Review by Jeff Blaney
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    Charles is a pro! Always in tune, in time, and out of sight!

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