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Gary Davis

Gary "Biscuit" Davis began playing banjo at age ten. He was Tennessee State Champion by the age of
twelve.  Since then he has been Two-Time KY State Champion, Four-Time Alabama State Champion and currently the only Four-Time National Banjo Champion.  He won his first National Championship at the age of 16 in 1979.  Then again in 1988, 1996 and 2012. 

He began playing professionally at age 13 in Chattanooga where he is from.  Later, in 1988, he moved to Pigeon Forge to play music.  He played for Jim and Charlie Smith's Southstar Band and Dollywood as a lead guitarist and utility musician and singer.  He also played the Smoky Mountain Jubilee, Hee Haw Show, Bonnie Lou and Buster Show and many others.

Gary has been a band leader and producer for Dolly Parton.  During this time he played banjo, acoustic guitar and lead guitar for her.  He has played on and/or produced 7 of  Dolly's albums!

Gary currently performs daily at Dolly's  Dixie Stampede Dinner Theater.  Over 700 Dixie shows annually. He also teaches private banjo and guitar lessons and travels doing several banjo instruction clinics and concerts throughout the year.


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