Homer Pass and Mike Butler

Homer Pass and Mike Butler


Acoustic Blues and other "heartfelt" American music featuring Mandolin, Guitar, as well as lead and harmony vocals. Influenced by the "Blues Mandolin Man" Yank Rachell, Bill Monroe, Jethro Burns, and the Sons Of The Pioneers.


Eighty-year-old Homer Pass, originally from Lenoir City, TN, is a great singer who plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and bass. He likes many kinds of music playing mostly blues, country, western swing, and bluegrass. A well-known music teacher, Pass has taught hundreds to play over the last sixty years. Pass is a member of the Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.

Mike Butler, a mandolinist for 35 years, counts mandolin legend James “Yank” Rachell as his major musical influence. Mike’s currently recording a tribute to Yank featuring John Sebastian and David Grisman, Andra Faye, Blues Revue editor Rich Delgrosso, and Grammy winner Tim O’Brien (www.yankrachell.com).

Set List

The repertoire consits of songs we like to play:
Blues, Country, Bluegrass, Western, Fiddle Tunes, and Gospel. From the slowest of blues or ballad to the hottest fiddle tune.
Our sets length varies. Thirty minutes to sixty usually.
Typical set list: Divin' Duck, Sittin' On Top Of The World, Just Because, Tappin' That Thing, Milk cow Blues, Bugle Call Rag.