Michael Kilby

Brackendale, British Columbia (Dobro)


Michael Kilby, 17, has been playing the Dobro for 5 years, and is currently attending Howe Sound Secondary High School. Michael’s happiest musical experience was IBMA Jamming 2015. His musical influences include Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, Blue Highway, and Buck Owens. One musician, living or dead, that Michael would like to meet is Tony Rice. He explains, “he is so influential to guitar, bluegrass, and music in general.”

In other musicians, Michael values timing and dynamics. His advice for younger musicians is, “Play by ear, jam, and play with others as much as possible.” At AMS, Michael is most looking forward to playing new tunes, and learning from incredibly talented and skilled musicians.

Check out Michael playing the Dobro below:

Be sure to check out Michael and all of the AMS musicians at the Lucas Theatre on April 8 at the Stringband Spectacular!

Stay tuned to meet more AMS musicians!