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Butler’s Life Enrichment to Feature Bones Player and a Diamond W Wrangler

Jim Ferrel
Published: Friday, January 26th, 2018

Butler Community College’s Life Enrichment will host Barry “Bones” Patton and Jim Farrell on Feb. 6 at the Hubbard Welcome Center on the Butler of El Dorado campus.

Butler Community College’s Life Enrichment will host Barry “Bones” Patton and Jim Farrell on Feb. 6 at the Hubbard Welcome Center on the Butler of El Dorado campus. Patton will speak at 9 a.m. and Farrell at 10 a.m.

Patton is a diesel mechanic from Winfield who plays the bones. He is widely considered as the best bones player in the world and has played with many artists, including Mason Williams, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Mumford and Sons, Riders in the Sky, Byron Berline, Larry Gatlin and more. His bones playing has taken him all around the world. Patton can play the bones with both hands simultaneously. He is one of the few “two-fisted bone rattlers” in the world.

Farrell, a member of the Diamond W Wranglers, will sing a few songs and speak about his Nashville days and travels with the Diamond W Wranglers. Farrell recently finished an album called “A Kansas Souvenir: the Rolling Kansas Plains,” which turned up some interesting research about Butler County that he will share.

Life Enrichment meets on the first Tuesday morning of the month during the school year. Area adults enjoy high-quality speakers and performers, along with a light breakfast and coffee at each regular meeting. Meetings take place in the Clifford/Stone Community Room at the Hubbard Welcome Center on the El Dorado campus. Meetings are open to everyone and there is no charge to attend. Those who attend regularly are encouraged to register so they receive monthly newsletters announcing the programs. New members are always welcome.

For more information about Life Enrichment or the Feb. 6 program, please contact Trisha Walls at 316-218-6355 or twalls@butlercc.edu.