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What I Know 'Bout What I Know: The Musical Life of an Itinerant Banjo Player

Robins, Butch

ISBN 10: 1410767094 / ISBN 13: 9781410767097
Published by Authorhouse, 2003
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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2003, Authorhouse, Softcover, mildwear to black covers, vert crease (not a hard crease on cover) Cover has a little curl (doesn't lay down flat) otherwise clean, unmarked copy. Memoir autobiography musician music banjo players banjos bluegrass Bill Monroe. Bookseller Inventory # 010287

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Title: What I Know 'Bout What I Know: The Musical ...

Publisher: Authorhouse

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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"What I know 'Bout What I Know" is the autobiography of Butch Robins. Robins is an extraordinary banjo player who reviewers called a musical revolutionary as he expanded the musical boundaries of his chosen instrument. "What I Know" chronicles Butch's account of the inception, development and his contribution to the musical genre known as Blue Grass. Hailing from the mountains of Western North Carolina and Southwest Virginia, Robins' talent was nurtured by old tyme music icons including Snuffy Jenkins, Pappy Sherrill, Tommy Jarrell and Clark Kessinger. After a brief stint with "The Father of Blue Grass Music", Bill Monroe and time served in the military during the turbulent 60's, Robins takes his reader on a captivating musical journey. Relocating to Nashville and establishing himself as a studio musician, his wander lust took him on the road to work for a diverse spectrum of musical giants including Leon Russell and Harry James. Following inclusion in the genre changing Newgrass Revival as bassist, Robins rejoined Bill Monroe's group where he established himself as one of the premier masters of the 5-string banjo. Robins' story is a fascinating account of the life of a most unique student of music and of life itself.

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Butch Robins is a critically acclaimed musician, recording artist, instructor and lecturer. Described as a musical renegade non conformist, his career has covered many diverse bases, each attacked with a remarkable intensity that has yielded not only great music but many acute observations about music. He is an intense, serious person with philosopher's sensibilities about many subjects. His commitment to his work involves the outlook of a probing analyst, and exacting craftsman and, above all a passion for reaching for the highest values in life. In this work Robins was encouraged., coached, and assisted by author Pat J. Ahrens. Ms. Ahrens works as an advocate, historian and patron of folk arts and has been recognized by the South Carolina State Legislature.

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