Jeff Autry grew up playing bluegrass in a musical family, and by his teenage years, he was performing with local bluegrass bands and touring the Southeast festival circuits. Autry recorded on Scott Vestal’s acoustic solo project, In Pursuit of Happiness, and joined Vestal on a 6-month tour of Japan. Upon returning to the US, Autry played with various touring bluegrass bands and became a prolific studio artist. His work is heard on the Pinecastle Instrumental series “Bluegrass 96-01,” his solo recording ”Foothills”, Drew Emmitt’s (of Leftover Salmon) Freedom Ride, and the last five releases by the John Cowan Band. Through his career, Autry has performed on stage and recorded with some of America’s premier musicians, including John Cowan, Sam Bush, Ricky Skaggs, Darrell Scott, Jim Lauderdale, Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Vasser Clements, Tim O’Brien and John Paul Jones (of Led Zeppelin). His prowess on guitar and vocals, for the last eleven years, has anchored the ever changing always challenging guitarist spot in the multi-genre John Cowan Band.