Monday, 14 January 2008

Englishman breaks record with American Made Banjo

The January 2008 issue of the American Made Banjo Co. announces that on 15 September 2007 Johnny Butten of Taunton, Somerset, England, won the title of 'fastest banjo player', awarded by the Guinness Book of Records, using a Kel Kroydon Style 10 banjo, made for him by the American Made Banjo Co.

He played 'Duelling banjos' at a speed of 260 beats per minute (bpm) at the 4th Cornish Bluegrass Association Bluegrass Festival, Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay, Cornwall, UK, breaking the previous US-held record of 210 bpm.

Johnny will be seen at the 23rd Annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival on 15-17 February 2008 at the Sheraton Hotel Framingham, Framingham, MA. For more about him, see here or his website.