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Alan O’Bryant

Alan O’Bryant (aka OBanyon) is best known as a singer, songwriter and banjo player with The Nashville Bluegrass Band. Originally from Reidsville, NC his career in Nashville spans some forty-plus years of recording, producing, teaching and performing worldwide. His appearances have included workshop classes on banjo technique and instrument set-up, vocal and band performance dynamics …

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Adam Tanner

Old-Time Mandolin Track Adam Tanner grew up in northern California and was exposed to early country music by his older brother who was learning the guitar during the Bluegrass boom of the 1970’s By 13 Adam began his obsession with the mandolin, and specifically the Monroe style. Inspired by live performances of Monroe and The …

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Mark Royal

Hailing from Ohio County, Kentucky, birthplace of Bill Monroe, Mark stays true to his roots as an avid follower of the Bill Monroe mandolin performance style. A fixture on the western Kentucky regional bluegrass scene, he has attended mando camps in the past and has provided sought-after individual advice to mando pickers at these camps. …

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John Keith

John Keith was born in Parkersburg, WV and raised just up and across the Ohio River in Newport, OH. He and his wife, Tina, now live near Cambridge, OH. where John is a full-time minister for the Church of Christ. He began playing guitar when he was nine, and ached for an electric guitar so …

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Casey Campbell

Casey is a Nashville native bringing a fresh perspective to the traditional mandolin style. In his playing you will hear a mixture of tremolo, cross-picking and triple-stops that are sure to make you tap your toes and crack a smile. Recently graduated with a BBA in Music Business at Belmont University in Nashville, you can …

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Paul Duff

After building his first mandolin in 1982, Paul became fascinated with the array and diversity of skills, many from a bygone era, required to successfully build a mandolin. In the almost three decades since, he has been focused on refining, developing and applying these skills to his one true passion; the mandolin family of instruments …

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Mike Compton, Director

Befriended and mentored by Bill Monroe, the acknowledged Father of Bluegrass Music, Mike Compton is one of today’s foremost interpreters of Monroe’s genre-creating mandolin style. Compton’s mastery of mandolin is at once effortless and exceptional. A compelling entertainer either alone or with a group, his skills as a singer, arranger, instrumentalist, composer and accompanist also …

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