Ellis, Wyatt


  • From East Tennessee.
  • Born in 2009, he began playing mandolin at age 10.
  • 2020 (age 11), he was selected for a Tennessee Folklife apprenticeship under the tutelage of Sierra Hull.
  • 2022 (age 12), he performed at the IBMA Awards show with Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band (for Rowan’s induction into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame).
  • 2023 (age 13), appeared at the Grand Ole Opry with Dailey and Vincent.
  • 2023 (age 13), performed with Billy Strings at the celebration of Doc Watson’s 100th birthday.
  • 2023, released first single “Grassy Creek” (Knee High Records), an original tune he wrote at age 11.