Jacob Greer, age 16*, hails from the traditional music-rich mountains of North Carolina, calling Jefferson his home. He began playing guitar at age 8 and singing came naturally shortly thereafter. Jacob began taking bluegrass guitar lessons from former National Champion, Mr. Steve Lewis, in January 2012. He continues to meet with Steve on a weekly basis. Jacob plays a custom D-18 guitar, built especially for him by his friend, luthier Caleb Smith, who is best known as guitarist and vocalist for the group Balsam Range. Jacob has competed in many contests, locally and nationally, and won numerous awards for his guitar and vocal talents. He has played with bands for events at several large venues. Recently, he was accepted into the International Bluegrass Music Association Kids on Bluegrass Program and was inducted into Tomorrow's Bluegrass Stars. He is appreciative for each invitation and opportunity to play and share the bluegrass music he loves with others, and is thankful for the musical gifts he has been blessed with.