My guest for this episode is none other than my favorite musician: my husband!
Bryan’s on the show today to talk about how he learned how to play guitar. When he started learning, he played for himself and for family and friends. He started playing in public a little over a year ago at his aunts’ wedding, and since then, he’s had gigs at several area wineries (James Charles, Valerie Hill, and Veramar) and at restaurants and private events. I love hearing him play and I’m glad he made this leap so that other people can hear him, too!
He counts the Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Buffett, Hozier, and Louis Armstrong as just some of his musical influences. Bryan comes from a musical family and was especially encouraged by his maternal grandfather when he was younger.
Bryan was partly inspired to begin playing in public by a friend of ours who recently passed away. Michael Stephenson didn’t start playing music until his thirties, and in just a few years had already started performing at many of our favorite spots in the Winchester area. Bryan and I are so thankful to have had the opportunity to know Michael. His voice, talent, and kindness are dearly missed.
#storiesofgrowth episode 11 How to Play #Guitar with @bryanstutzmanmusic #music @learninginbloom
Find out more about Bryan’s music at his website.