Bryan Sutton Bluegrass Band

Years at Winfield: 

Bryan Sutton is one of the most sought after acoustic guitarists on the planet. Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Sutton grew up in a musical family and was immersed in the rich heritage of western North Carolina music. Sutton entered the bluegrass world in 1995 as a member of Ricky Skaggs’ Kentucky Thunder band, playing on two Grammy award winning records. After his tenure with Skaggs, Sutton went on to build a career as top studio guitarists in Nashville. His playing can be heard alongside such names as Keith Urban, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, and Harry Connick Jr. Always striving to keep his bluegrass roots strong, Sutton has also released four solo projects and has toured around the world with artists like Bela Fleck and Chris Thile, and as a member of the legendary bluegrass band, Hot Rize. Sutton has been honored as a seven time winner of IBMA’s Guitarist of the Year, and he received a Grammy in 2007 for “Best Country Instrumental Performance” for his duet recording with Doc Watson. Sutton now balances a busy schedule of recording, touring and teaching online as part of the ArtistWorks group.

Traveling with Bryan is Casey Campbell playing mandolin, Sam Grisman playing bass, and Mike Barnett on fiddle.