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Playing Since: 1995
Experience Level: Expert/Professional

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Occupation: musician

Gender: Male
Age: 37

My Instruments:
banjo,guitar,mandolin,and bass

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Created 2/16/2010
Last Visit 2/28/2010

Jayd Raines was exposed to the wonderful sounds of bluegrass music at a very early age. Living in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, he was constantly surrounded by the sounds of the guitar, banjo, and fiddle by his father, grandpa, and great grandpa. When his father got Jayd his first guitar at the young age of seven, Jayd naturally caught the bug. By the time he was twelve, he had became suprisingly impressive at both rythm and lead picking on the guitar. A few years later his musical curiosity lead him to develop his talents at other instruments such as the banjo, mandolin, and bass. Jayds abilities as a multi-instrumentalist enabled him the opportunity to have many positions in local bands. From 2007 to late 2009 Jayd played a significant part of Grammy Award Winner Marty Raybon and Full Circle playing the bass and singing harmony vocals. Jayd has recently been working with Rural Rythm's Rick and Shayne Bartley of the Bartley Brothers playing bass and singing tenor vocals. Jayd has had the great privilege of playing with many great musicians and bluegrass legends. He has shared the stage with Kenny Baker, Josh Graves, Wayne Fields, Paul Williams, and his long time hero JD Crowe. Jayd has also worked with Don Rigsby, Barry Scott, as well the Morehead State University Bluegrass Band. Jayd is available some weekends for freelance fill in work and also most days for studio work. If interested for any work please contact Jayd at 502-475-1903 or Jayd is currently working on his solo project "Cried Again". This album will feature many of Jayd's friends including John Rigsby, Scott Napier, Jerrod Childers, Glenn Gibson, and Booie Beach. This CD is scheduled to be released in early May. Jayd plays Gibson Banjos, Fender Basses, and is endorsed by Mike Long Guitars, GHS Strings and Intellitouch Tuners.

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