Soulful. Genuine. Refreshing. These are the words most used when describing Dan Bankhurst and his unique approach to music. With roots in Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk, and Jazz, this Nashville-based guitarist taps into these influences by bringing a new facet and groove to traditional and contemporary fingerstyle guitar playing. Audiences around the world adore him for his appealing blend of superb musicianship, wide range of styles, and engaging stage presence.
Considered one of the most talented, promising, and original young guitarists performing today, Dan has shared the stage with some of the best fingerstyle guitarists, including Phil Keaggy, Muriel Anderson, Jim Nichols, Thom Bresh, John Knowles, Brent Mason, Johnny Hiland, and Pete Huttlinger.
His second critically acclaimed solo album, Tradition Pickin’, was released in 2015 and pays tribute to the masters of fingerpicking: Chet Atkins, Merle Travis, and Jerry Reed. He’s won the 2013 International Home of the Legends Thumbpicking Competition, performed repeatedly at the annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention, appeared at the Chet Atkins Tribute Show in Nashville in 2014, invited to showcase his fingerpicking talents on Steve Krenz’s Gibson’s Learn & Master Guitar series, and given a special fingerstyle guitar demonstration at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
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