“Wyatt has the fluidity, feel, timing, and “ancient tones” that make seasoned pros scratch their heads in wonder.”

“Ellis has quickly cemented himself as a sterling newcomer on the bluegrass scene.”

Happy Valley is a bluegrass revival album wholly comfortable in modern Americana's mainstream conversations.”

Born in the rich music bed of East Tennessee, Wyatt Ellis has quickly become one of the most-watched young musicians in bluegrass music. In a recent review, Billboard magazine stated, “Ellis has quickly cemented himself as a sterling newcomer in the bluegrass scene.” A true statement, as evidenced when his debut single, “Grassy Cove,” went to #1 on the Bluegrass Today charts, and his second single, “Get Lost,” debuted on the same chart at #5. He was also recently tapped to make an appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, and on November 10 received a standing ovation while making his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. A devotee of Bill Monroe, Ellis has been mentored by many iconic musicians, including Sierra Hull, Bobby Osborne, and Mike Compton. Ellis has studied with mandolin masters, composed his own original instrumentals, and transitioned from playing alone in his living room to performing seamlessly alongside bluegrass legends and Hall of Famers. In his two short years on the scene, Ellis has morphed into a multi-instrumentalist and has been invited to perform on stage with some of the most iconic musicians of this era, including Billy Strings, Dierks Bentley, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Dailey & Vincent, and Marty Stuart.

  • Tennessee Folklife Apprenticeship with Sierra Hull
  • Gibson Generation Group Artist
  • Tennessee Folklife Apprenticeship with Paul Brewster
  • Bobby Osborne's Kentucky School of Bluegrass Scholarship
  • IBMA Award Show Peter Rowan's Induction into Bluegrass Hall of Fame
  • Ellis Theater Grand Reopening with Marty Stuart
  • Grand Ole Opry Guest Appearance with Dailey & Vincent
  • Station Inn Shows with Dierks Bentley and Long Jon
  • Doc Watson's 100th Birthday with Billy Strings
  • Merlefest Mandolin Mania 
  • Eric Clapton's Crossroads Festival
  • Recorded Mandolin Solo on Bobby Osborne's Final Cut of "Rocky Top" 
  • Grand Ole Opry Artist debut at 14 years old
  • Exhibit at East Tennessee History Center

“I’m so excited to follow Wyatt’s journey as a musician. He’s come so far, so fast. It’s going to be an incredible ride for him and fun for the rest of us to watch!”

Sierra Hull

“Wyatt’s understanding of the music goes way beyond mechanical; he intuits the ancient tones!”

Peter Rowan

“Yeah, he's gonna be good one day. I remember when they said that about me.”

Billy Strings