Hey my name is Tray Wellington! I am a musician who is based out of Johnson City, Tennessee. I first fell in love with the banjo after hearing Flatt, and Scruggs: The Complete Mercury Sessions. Since then I have went on to explore a variety of other genres including jazz, progressive bluegrass, blues, rock, and many more. I am fortunate enough to be a two-time IBMA Momentum Award Winner including: 2019 IBMA Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year, and 2019 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year(w/Cane Mill Road). I have played some of the biggest festivals in the United States, and I love touring. I have gotten to play on stage with some of my heroes including: Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Jens Kruger, Noam Pikelny, Kristin Scott Benson, Bryan Sutton, etc.
What People Say
Welcome to a great new banjo talent, blossoming before our eyes and ears. At age 20, having played banjo for six years, it’s not just about his wonderful skills and agility on the instrument. Trajan’s taken off from the Scruggs/bluegrass platform he started with and visited muses from Charlie Parker to John Hartford on the way to his own visions. With the palette of “the five bluegrass instruments” to work with, Tray creates a musical kaleidoscope centered around his restless, adventurous banjo. ~Pete Wernick~
All photos on this Website were taken by Rob Laughter