Wellington, Tray


  • From Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
  • Given name: Trajan Wellington.
  • Began playing banjo at age 13. He grew up on Flint Hill Road.
  • 2015, formed Cane Mill Road (with Liam Purcell).
  • 2019, won the IBMA’s Momentum Award for Instrumentalist of the Year. Cane Mill Road also won Band of the Year.
  • 2020, left Cane Mill Road and formed his own group, The Tray Wellington Band with Josiah Nelson (mandolin), Nick Weitzenfeld (guitar), and Katelynn Lowe (bass).
  • 2022, released Black Banjo album (Mountain Home).