Workman, Jake


  • From Draper, Utah.
  • 2001, began playing guitar at age 13, when his parents gave him a guitar for Christmas. Formed a rock band called Wayward Son.
  • 2003, his parents gave him a banjo for Christmas, which kindled his love for bluegrass.
  • He has played in several Salt Lake City based groups including Cold Creek, The Aaron Ashton Band, and the Jake and Rebekah Workman Band.
  • He has a degree in jazz guitar performance from the University of Utah.
  • 2007, formed a band called Driven with the McLemore Brothers of Kansas and his wife Rebekah (fiddle).
  • 2015, replaced Cody Kilby as guitarist for Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.
  • 2016, was given an IBMA Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year.
  • 2019, released solo project Landmark (no label).
  • 2020, won the IBMA Award for Guitar Player of the Year.