Colin Botts is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, and as a former Capitol Records-Nashville recording artist (Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand) shared the stage with many artists including Keith Urban, Bob Dylan, LeAnn Rimes, Randy Travis, Trisha Yearwood, Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Big & Rich. More recently he has performed with artists such as Kristen Chenoweth, Matthew Morrison, and the Utah Symphony. He has appeared on television in the hit music videos “Dream Big” and “Banjo Boy” as well as performing on NBC’s Three Wishes with Amy Grant. He has also performed live in hundreds of venues, both across the United States and internationally.
Colin Botts has a degree in guitar education and is a passionate and dedicated teacher. He has had the privilege to teach and lecture in a variety of settings, from university classrooms to private lessons, as well as music camps and festivals. Additionally, Colin Botts is co-author of Mel Bay’s Killer Technique: Flatpicking Guitar.
Music has taken Colin Botts around the world, having studied guitar from gauchos in Argentina, concertina and bouzouki from traditional musicians in Ireland, and fiddle from gypsies while traveling through Romania. In 2013 Colin was awarded a masters degree in Irish Traditional Music Performance from The University of Limerick, Ireland.