Tuesday, 10 March 2009

An appeal from Johnny Butten

Johnny Butten, the English banjo-player now resident in the USA who holds the Guinness Book of Records title of Fastest Banjo Player in the World, has launched an appeal on Banjo Hangout.

Johnny approached Don Bryant of North Carolina to build a banjo neck for him, and found that Don's son Josh Bryant had suffered grave injuries in a car crash, and was hospitalised with major complications. In consequence, Johnny and his wife Sammy are heading a campaign to rally support for Josh and the Bryant family, including sending cards, letters, and other tangible support such as CDs and promo material.

Johnny will also be raising funds by means of a sponsored 'endurance pick', and is planning a benefit concert. Full details can be seen here. Johnny and Sammy Butten can be contacted by 'phone (+1-218-962-3229) or e-mail.