Brian Sutherland / Dylan Altman
September 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Songwriter, Guitarist, & Cellist Brian Sutherland is an up and coming Florida native musician currently living in Central Florida writing and performing with his own group. Brian has shared the stage as a performer with artists like The Beach Boys, Copeland, Paramore, Craig Campbell, Craig Morgan, Connor Zwetsch (American Idol), and The Likes of Us. This is Brian’s 3rd visit to the Island Hopper Songwriter’s Festival, earlier this year he participated in the 22nd Annual Key West Songwriters Festival.
Originally from the great state of New Jersey, Dylan has been writing songs and performing in Nashville for 18 years. He has had three #1 songs: Tim McGraw’s “Watch The Wind Blow By,” Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and most recently Jason Aldean’s “Take A Little Ride.” Other artists who have recorded Dylan’s songs include Trace Adkins, Will Hoge and Gabe Dixon. He is an avid supporter and volunteer for Musicians On Call, an organization that provides live music for patients in area hospitals, and he co-hosts an annual benefit for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) with good friend and frequent collaborator EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay. His proudest accomplishment is his beautiful daughter Isabella, who serves as his greatest inspiration.