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Award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter Bruce Graybill got his start in professional music as a lead Guitarist touring with ‘The Ebony Blue Show Band.’ In 1982 he was introduced to Mandolin and Winfield, later marrying into the family that brought him to both. Awards include two first place wins, two third place wins and nine top five placements in Mandolin at the National Flat-pick Championships (Winfield). He is an endorsing artist for Weber fine acoustic Instruments and a former President of The Classical Mandolin Society of America Inc. Bruce currently performs solo, with the duo ‘Cordas Eclética’ and the Gypsy Jazz ensemble ‘Hot Strings Trio’ in the Kansas City area. Bruce also teaches privately, conducts workshops and is a frequent instructor at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp. Notable performances include The Grand Ole Opry, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Classical Mandolin Society of America conventions across North America. Bruce’s playing can be heard on many Weber instrument marketing videos; the Rawhide Arch top Guitar, as well as many various A and F style models of Mandolins, Mandolas,

Octave Mandolins and Mandocellos, all on the Weber website.

Bruce released his second solo CD ‘The Bell Effect’ in 2012 to rave reviews:


“Graybill’s arrangement of Charles Mingus's Goodbye Pork Pie Hat... one of the best arrangements and performances of this song that l’ve ever heard.” Hermon Joyner, Mandolin Magazine Fall 2012

“Bruce’s own ‘Nelleke’ is a special moment also, a sweet ballad with a haunting melody, performed with great sensitivity” John Goodin, The Mandolin Journal August 2012

The 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.

Discography:
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.’

2016 ‘Out of the Shadows’ by Jim Earle

2016 ‘Cotton’s Cave’ single and video by Tim Sublette and Troglograss

2018 “Dressed in White” single by Tim Sublette

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)


For more information visit www.BruceGraybill.com

Contact: Bruce Graybill

PO Box 222 Pleasant Hill, MO. 64080

MandoKinetics@aol.com

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Award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter Bruce Graybill got his start in professional music as a lead Guitarist touring with ‘The Ebony Blue Show Band.’ In 1982 he was introduced to Mandolin and Winfield, later marrying into the family that brought him to both. Awards include two first place wins, two third place wins and nine top five placements in Mandolin at the National Flat-pick Championships (Winfield). He is an endorsing artist for Weber fine acoustic Instruments and a former President of The Classical Mandolin Society of America Inc. Bruce currently performs solo, with the duo ‘Cordas Eclética’ and the Gypsy Jazz ensemble ‘Hot Strings Trio’ in the Kansas City area. Bruce also teaches privately, conducts workshops and is a frequent instructor at Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp. Notable performances include The Grand Ole Opry, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Classical Mandolin Society of America conventions across North America. Bruce’s playing can be heard on many Weber instrument marketing videos; the Rawhide Arch top Guitar, as well as many various A and F style models of Mandolins, Mandolas, Octave Mandolins and Mandocellos, all on the Weber website.
Two solo CDs: ‘Mandocranium an acoustic string Fantasy’ and ‘The Bell Effect’ round out his discography of recordings by other artists.

www.BruceGraybill.com
©2018 Mando Kinetics Music BMI