A newer presence in the old time and bluegrass scene, Reed Stutz brings instrumental fluency and a unique voice to stringband music. Growing up as a pop-punk guitarist and songwriter, he shifted gears in 2017 after fiddler Bruce Molsky showed him his first 1920s stringband recording. He quickly dug in, and began developing his unique style as a mandolinist, guitarist and singer — a colorful blend of tradition and personality. Since finding a home in old time and bluegrass, he has performed around the country with the Bella White Band, the George Jackson band, and Bruce Molsky and Allison de Groot.
Reed recently graduated from Berklee College of Music, in May of 2020, with concentrations in American Roots Music and Guitar Performance. His education was supported by the Fletcher Bright Scholarship, the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, and the Oregon Bluegrass Association’s Steve Waller Grant. He now makes his home in Durham, North Carolina, where he is currently available to teach private lessons (for now only virtually).