Chris Brandstatt has been a professional musician for over fifteen years, and has been touring with Louisville's own Juggernaut Jug Band for the past ten years. Chris has performed, toured and recorded with Bluegrass, Jazz, and Blues bands including Newgrass Revival founder Curtis Burch & the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra. Chris was awarded the Illinois State Flat-picking Championship in 1998, was a member of the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music Association's Entertaining Band of the Year 2001, as well as a nomination for SPGBMA Guitarist of the Year in 2001.
He has been instrumental in the organization and hosting of jam sessions around Louisville for many years and fosters opportunities for players to have a place to experience and participate in folk music. Chris brings to the Louisville Folk School his years of experience in performance in ensembles as well as a soloist on guitar, banjo, and mandolin.