Johnny Bellar, of Ashland City, Tennessee, is recognized today as one the most expressive and well-respected resonator guitar players in Tennessee–and the United States for that matter. In 1999 and 2000, Johnny was one of four featured performers on two national tours for the “Masters of the Steel String Guitar” sponsored by the National Council for the Traditional Arts. He was inducted into the Old Time Music Hall of Fame in 2007. As part of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, Johnny taught apprentice Joey Gibson, of Manchester, Tennessee. Also born and raised in a family of musicians, Joey’s primary instrument is the banjo. First introduced to the instrument at age 10, Joey has won 14 state championships and a 3rd place title at the National Championship.
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