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Artist Profile: Scott Vestal
Artist Profile: Scott Vestal

Artist Profile: Scott Vestal

Today, we’re going to feature another Bluegrass artist on the rise, and it’s none other than Scott Vestal, banjo player, designer, and composer extraordinaire.

Early Years

Like many Bluegrass greats, Scott Vestal was born in the country – Duncan, Oklahoma to be specific – on May 8, 1962. And also like many Bluegrass legends, his family was his first and primary source of musical influence. Famon Self, his grandfather, had played the fiddle and was responsible for introducing the young Vestal to guitar playing.

In time, he and Curtis, Vestal’s older brother, accompanied their grandfather in various country events which ranged from the town’s most anticipated parades to secluded nursing homes to famous Bluegrass festivals. READ MORE »

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