Presley Barker in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals


Presley Barker has been playing acoustic guitar since he was seven. Living in the NC mountains and listening to Doc Watson on the radio inspired Presley to begin picking fiddle tunes and bluegrass music. He has been influenced and mentored by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton and has quickly emerged as an astonishingly gifted flat-picker.

  • Touring: NC, will travel to TN and VA
  • Highlights:
    • 2018: Invited to play The Grand Ole Opry by Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Member and Country Music Hall of Fame Member Ricky Skaggs
    • 2017: 1st place Adult Guitar at the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, Virginia; 1st Place- Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Competition, Virginia
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Video: Acoustic Kids Ambassadors – MerleFest 2014

Check out this wonderful video made by MerleFest of the first-ever Acoustic Kids Ambassador set (2014)! This 25-minute set on the Cabin Stage featured some of the finest up-and-coming musicians from Andy’s Acoustic Kids Showcases – MerleFest 2014. It’s guaranteed to get you in the mood for MerleFest – if you weren’t already!

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