Wes Corbett

5-String Banjo

A banjo player of uncommon grace and facility, Wesley Corbett began classical piano at the age of two. During high school he converted to the banjo and has spent the last 17 years studying, touring and teaching.  Wesley has recorded and performed with numerous musicians, including Joy Kills Sorrow, The Bee Eaters, The Biscuit Burners, the David Grisman Quintet, Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull, Sarah Jarosz, Yonder Mountain Stringband, Chris Eldridge, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Robert Earl Keen, Crooked Still, Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka, Alan Munde, and many others.  Wesley served as the professor and grant manager of the banjo program at Berklee College of Music between 2011-2015.  He toured internationally with the critically acclaimed acoustic string band Joy Kills Sorrow until 2014 which was featured on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage.  He currently tours with The Molly Tuttle Band, and in the acclaimed duo Simon Chrisman & Wes Corbett.  He now makes his home in Nashville Tennessee.