Don Wayne Reno
Don Wayne Reno's early musical studies with his legendary father, Don Reno, introduced him to the banjo's potential for experimentation and innovation. By the time Don Wayne was 13, he was performing duets with his father.
Two years later, he officially joined Don Reno and the Tennessee Cut Ups, performing and recording several albums with them until Don's death in 1984. The Reno Brothers (Don Wayne and his brothers Dale and Ronnie) have successfully merged traditional bluegrass with mainstream country music and produced several acclaimed recordings, including Kentucky Gold, Acoustic Celebration and Swing West.