Award winning musician Bruce Graybill, is on a mission to present Mandolin in all styles of music. He is an endorsing artist for Weber fine acoustic Instruments, and a former two term President of the Classical Mandolin Society of America Inc.
Bruce is a Two Time 1st Place winner of the “Walnut Valley Mandolin Championship” at The National Flatpicking Championships, in Winfield, Kansas. Notable performances include The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN., and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington D.C. and Classical Mandolin Society of America conventions across North America.
Bruce released his second solo CD ‘The Bell Effect’ to rave reviews from both The Mandolin Journal and Mandolin Magazine. The new CD features his Mandolin arrangements of Jazz, Swing and Pop tunes with Bass, along with three Guitar and Mandolin tracks with the late Ray Bell, Bruce’s long-term concert partner and musical mentor. His original composition ‘The Walnut Valley Suite’ (1999) has become a popular performance piece in mandolin orchestras across the United States, and has also been performed in Austria, Bolivia, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and extensively in Japan.
1992 Mandocranium ‘an acoustic string Fantasy.’
1993 Live Bluegrass from the heart of America, with Drastic Measures
2006 ‘From Nashville and Back’ by Todd Hallawell
2012 ‘The Bell Effect.’
Recordings of Bruce’s work by others:
2000 Resonance, by the Providence Mandolin Orchestra (The Walnut Valley Suite).
2006 ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’ by the Atlanta Mandolin Orchestra (WVS Ritual Dance).
2006 ‘MandoCentrics’ self titled (The Walnut Valley Suite).