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Grayson Barton

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20:30
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Grayson Barton is a multi-instrumental, multi-genre musician who was raised in rural Northern Michigan. The deep-seeded influences of folk, blues, and rock is evident in his playing and brings an undeniable sincerity to his music. As a trained choir teacher, Grayson lives and breathes vocal harmony. His percussive guitar work, coupled with the creative use of effects pedals, gives the illusion of a fuller band, even while performing solo. He currently resides in Brevard, North Carolina and performs throughout the Carolinas and his home state of Michigan.

Grayson was exposed to music at a young age. He traveled around to music festivals with his family, sang in the school choir, and honed his musical skills through studying piano and guitar. At age 14, he began experimenting with recording technology and started a rock band with some friends in high school. After graduation, Grayson began seriously studying music at the collegiate level and performed in a wide range of vocal ensembles, as well as pursuing less formal band projects on the side. After receiving his music education diploma from Grand Valley State University in 2013, Grayson has found success in both teaching and performing. His solo music sets strike a balance between well-known and lesser-known covers, as well as his own original material. His creativity is also demonstrated by putting his own arrangements and voice to folk and blues tunes.