In just four years, 14-year-old Wyatt Ellis has gone from discovering bluegrass music for the first time to becoming one of its rising stars.
This is the story of a prodigy who taught himself how to play the mandolin (and guitar and fiddle) through the pandemic and has already graced stages with Peter Rowan and Billy Strings. He has a Grand Ole Opry appearance under his belt, a new single with Sierra Hull (and an album in the works), and he’s the proud new owner of one of Marty Stuart’s old Gibson Lloyd Loar-signed mandolins.
During our chat, we hear how he did it, what it’s like to play with your music heroes, and where he’s headed.
Above photo: Joseph Cash
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