Originally from Rosemount, MN, Clint Birtzer began playing music at the age of nine when he found a guitar and a book in his parents’ basement. He won his first flatpicking guitar championship at the age of thirteen and is currently a three-time Minnesota State Flatpicking Guitar Champion.
Clint is a founding member of the Sawtooth Brothers, a successful progressive bluegrass band known well around the Twin Cities acoustic music scene. His work on the No Grass Limit project “Originals” earned him some national attention when the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) named him the Midwest Guitar Performer of the Year for 2015. He was also nominated for the national award that same year.
Clint’s playing draws on classic country, classic rock, bluegrass, and blues influences from his eclectic musical upbringing.