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About the video

Flatpicking Guitar Magazine filmed a live concert performance featuring Bryan
Sutton, Tim Stafford, and Jim Hurst. During the show, these three master
flatpickers performed as a trio, in various duo settings, and each did a few tunes
solo. Here is Bryan Sutton's solo performance of the flatpicking standard "Texas

About the artist

Born near Asheville, NC, in 1973, guitarist Bryan Sutton picked up the guitar at
the age of eight and immersed himself in rock and jazz playing, but the rhythms
and melodies of bluegrass pickin' held his attention the strongest. After high
school, Sutton toured for two years backing gospel artist Karen Peck before
joining the contemporary country/gospel band Mid South. Landing in Nashville,
he found plenty of studio work playing not only guitar, but fiddle, mandolin, and
banjo as well, which led to a meeting with Ricky Skaggs and a subsequent spot
on Kentucky Thunder's roster. His years with Skaggs kept the rising star busy,
but he still found time to work with Aubrey Haynie, Jerry Douglas, Don Rigsby,
Bobby Hicks, and Melic. Sutton parted ways with Kentucky Thunder in early 1999
and found session work with Rhonda Vincent, the Dixie Chicks, and Dolly Parton,
and was honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association as 2000's
"Guitar Player of the Year." Acoustic label Sugar Hill Records was more than
happy to release his solo debut, 2000's Ready to Go (featuring guest
appearances by collaborators Douglas, Skaggs, and Parton), and its 2003
follow-up, the more subdued and appropriately named Bluegrass Guitar. Not
Too Far from the Tree, also on Sugar Hill, appeared in 2006. ~ Zac Johnson, All
Music Guide