Roy Andrade

Roy Andrade is a musician, producer and teacher who has focused his career on Southern old-time banjo music. He was the banjo player for the popular string band Reeltime Travelers, and has played with a number of other ensembles, notably the New Reeltime Travelers and the Blue Ridge Entertainers. His years of fieldwork have led to the release of several recordings, including the Doc Watson Family box set, Milestones (released 2013), of which he is the producer. During this time he spent many hours playing banjo with Watson at his home and absorbed much of Doc’s banjo style. Roy is currently an assistant professor in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University, one of the few schools of higher education that offers a bachelors degree in traditional American music.