It seemed like everyone in the O'Bryant clan played music. Alan's uncles and cousins were all into old time country music and what they called “string music”; even his older brother played a little guitar. When Alan picked up the banjo at age 13, he took to it like a duck takes to water. He learned quickly from listening to records and watching his cousin Dale play.
Alan has been nominated multiple times for IBMA Banjo Player of the Year. He is a founding member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band. In addition to the awards he received with NBB, Alan appears on a number of award-winning projects including The Grass In Blue, recorded by Dolly Parton in 1999. Targhee Music Camp is very excited to have this legendary musician as part of their 8th Annual installment. [Instructor Spotlight]