Julian Davis & the Situation with Kyle Tuttle Band
Pickin’ on Music Festivals is excited to bring you some more #KickassBluegrass to get you moving and to warm your bones. Featuring some of the hottest pickers today, Julian Davis and the Situation, and Kyle Tuttle Band.
Julian Davis is a traveling musician, plying his trade through guitar and mandolin on the roads of this country. Since 2016 he has been proving that Bluegrass isn’t only an old man’s game, giving the traditional style a clean new treatment. Julian enjoys playing the classics that have stood the test of time, and ensuring they last a little longer by giving them one more spin on the dance floor. In 2017 he started traveling solo, singing to concert halls, theaters, select bars, music festivals, and pretty much anywhere a road can go. In 2018 Julian and his band toured many festivals and venues. In July of 2018 Julian was Artist at Large for Pickin’ On Picknic where he had the chance to sit in with the Jeff Austin Band. Magic happened that night and starting in 2019 Julian Davis was the lead guitar player with the Jeff Austin Band through June of 2019. With the untimely passing of Jeff Austin, Julian’s band got focused on getting into the studio and working on their upcoming studio LP full of original tunes. To satisfy the requests of fans, the band recorded their live LP: Live from The Ozarks. They will be touring in support of that album as they continue work on the studio LP. The tour schedule ending 2019 and starting 2020 became quite full in the months that followed with a variety of venues and events across 20 states on the tour schedule.
International Banjo Champion Kyle Tuttle is one of the most exciting players and writers in the acoustic music world today. After years of working as a sideman, he has stepped into the spotlight with the release of a new banjo record ‘Bobcat’. Having studied with Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck, and Bill Keith, and played in many Bluegrass bands, he has a solid grasp on the techniques that create driving banjo music. Also having spent the formative years playing in Old Time and Punk Rock bands, Kyle’s sound is comprehensive and distinct. His unique brand of banjo playing has turned the heads of several great artists, allowing him to perform with Peter Rowan, Jeff Austin, Big & Rich, Hayseed Dixie, Jim Lauderdale, and the list goes on.