Mission Statement: To effectively engage audiences and students through Bluegrass, Old-Time and other forms of American Roots Music--to inspire through music built on tradition, but expressed in a way that feels authentic.
Bio: Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Reed Stutz is a Boston-based multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin) and singer who plays traditional American folk music. He is currently completing his undergraduate degree at Berklee College of Music with concentrations on American Roots Music and Guitar Performance. His education is supported by the Fletcher Bright Scholarship, an award given by Berklee’s American Roots Music Program, the Berklee Achievement Scholarship, and the Oregon Bluegrass Association’s Steve Waller Grant. He is on track to graduate in May of 2020.
Reed is musically rooted in traditional Old Time and Bluegrass music, but sees beyond these boundaries for inspiration. While focused on and respectful of tradition, he does not close doors based on labels. Reed performs and teaches around the country at a variety of festivals, workshops, and other music events. Some events he has recently performed at include Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Berklee’s American Roots Program’s 10th Anniversary Showcase, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival, Old Tone Roots Music Festival, Freshgrass, and the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival.