Brent Bassham began playing guitar at the age of fifteen as a self-taught until he began his studies as a freshman at Tyler Junior College. His talents were recognized by his instructor Frank Kimlicko who awarded him with scholarships and twice as the Outstanding Guitar Student of the year.
He has been taught by master teachers such as Brian Head (president of Guitar Foundation of America), Miguel Antonio, Grammy Winner Maestro Pepe Romero, and Grammy winner William Kanengiser. He has also been selected to perform in public master classes with: Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Enric Madrigera, and David Russell.
He learned a wide range of styles from South American rhythm and song to modern classical styles. His classical guitar stylings have been regularly featured on KTPB 88.7 (out of Kilgore, Tx.).
Past performances include: the Texas Guitar Festival, Mesquite Guitar Festival, Eastfield Guitar Festival, and was a featured performer for the Celebration of Pepe Romero music festival at the University of Southern California in 2004, Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, and Katy Guitar Fest.
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