Joseph Calvin "Butch" Robins (born May 12, 1949) is an American five-string banjo player with his own distinct style of picking. He's an individualist and, according to himself "a seeker of information, knowledge and wisdom".
In 1977, Robins was offered a job with Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys, and he played banjo with the group for four years. He formed The Bluegrass Band in the early 1980s but after a year the group broke up. Robins temporarily retired from music to pursue a business school degree, but returned in 1986 to play with The Bluegrass Band. Through the 1990s, Robins continued to play with artists like Kazuhiro Inaba, Wayne Henderson, and Kathy Chiavola.
Robins married Kim Brummett on November 2, 2002. He lived in Bloomington, IN until they divorced in 2006. Robins ex-wife Kim Robins has gone on to produce and release a debut CD named after one of Robins former albums Forty Years Late. Butch Robins played on all but 2 tracks. Kim Robins leads a bluegrass band currently under the name 40 Years Late.