Bryan Sutton has become a household name in bluegrass music circles . Indeed, shortly after arriving as the jaw dropping flatpicker in the influential bluegrass revival band Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder – which is where most folk heard him – he is suddenly everywhere.
He is arguably one of the finest guitarists of his generation. Soon after moving to Nashville from his home in Asheville, North Carolina, Sutton’s musical world expanded by way of country sessions and elite band invitations.
He takes some justifiable pride in getting called to fill in for Tony Rice on the so-called Bluegrass Sessions tour with Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Stuart Duncan and Mark Schatz. For Sutton and others in his generation, these were some of the founding fathers of newgrass, and Bryan has joined variations of that lineup in a variety of settings, including the so-called Telluride House Band at the iconic Colorado festival.
Also appearing on this CD are, Tim O’Brien, Bela Fleck, Russ Barenberg, Aubrey Haynie, and Jeff Taylor. The CD is due for release on 14th July from Sugar Hill Records.