Pete Bolton started playing ukulele at the age of eight. He quickly moved onto the guitar, inspired and influenced as a player by the British finger style players as well as by the great American folk and blues guitarists. His love of American folk music led him towards the 5-string banjo which quickly became a consuming obsession! He plays both clawhammer and three-finger styles in the American tradition.

Pete started performing as a regular booked artist in folk and blues clubs in the 70s and has gigged extensively in the UK and Europe playing solo, in a duo and fronting his own roots based five piece band. He is currently lead singer, guitarist and banjo player with the three piece Americana band The Whiskey Dogs, playing festivals and clubs as well as performing solo.

Pete is a qualified and experienced teacher who holds a teaching degree from the University of Exeter. After graduating he taught guitar in schools, colleges and adult education classes but since 1992 he has divided his time between private teaching and performing.