I am a mom and working full time in the insurance industry. But still love to play and try to do so when ever I can. I taught private fiddle lessons for about 5 years until i gave birth to my daughter in 2015. I will occasionally guest play with my dad’s band Mystic Lizard. For the last 10 years I have run the Music Ministry at my church and just recently retired from that so that i could play more on fiddle rather than manage it.
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
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