Ty Burkhardt is an instrumental fingerstyle guitarist from Richmond, VA who creates the sound of a full band by playing all the parts simultaneously on his acoustic guitar. He first started playing jazz guitar in his middle school jazz band, and eventually found himself playing at the college level. In high school, he started experimenting with the fingerstyle acoustic guitar, and began to hit, tap, and slap the guitar while playing to create the drumbeat of the song. He began playing at restaurants starting in his sophomore year of high school, and later, he found himself playing all over Virginia. He is currently a jazz student at UVA and Miller Arts Scholar who enjoys tennis and volleyball. His inspirations include Andy McKee, Mike Dawes, Calum Graham, and Antione Dufour.