National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is an internationally recognized guitar virtuoso, songwriter, vocalist and leader of the band Grant Farm®. Tyler has appeared at most major US festivals and performed thousands of concerts and guitar workshops worldwide. He was an original member of the Emmitt-Nershi Band and was a sideman for Abigail Washburn, April Verch and Adrienne Young. He has produced four solo albums and four releases by Grant Farm for his own Grant Central Records. His 2016 solo release, Earth and Wood, is a triumphant return to Bluegass. The latest Grant Farm album, Kiss the Ground, also released Summer 2016, is an ambitious concept album which discusses the struggles of hard working people in modern society. Tyler is also host of the Meeting on the Mountain® LIVE Broadcast, a radio-style musical program based in Fort Collins, CO.
In addition to the National Flatpicking Championship at Winfield in 2008 and Merlefest Doc Watson Guitar Championship in 2009, Tyler has also won the Rockygrass, Wayne Henderson, and the New England Flatpicking Championships. He has been featured in Acoustic Guitar, Flatpicking Guitar, and Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. Tyler has been an instructor at Rockygrass Academy, Sore Fingers UK, Kaufman Kamp, Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week, Grand Targhee Bluegrass Camp, Julian Family Fiddle Camp, Nimblefingers and St. Louis Flatpick and JamPlay online among others. This is Tyler's seventh time at Kamp. Welcome back.