Mandolin player to perform during Westminster worship

DeKALB – Mandolin and fiddle player R. Wesley Carr will play at Westminster Presbyterian Church during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 25.

Carr is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist from Creston. He is the winner of the prestigious National Mandolin Championships as well as a winner in the NewSong Songwriting Showcase (religion category).

Specializing in bluegrass and traditional American music, Carr graduated cum laude from East Tennessee State University with a degree in bluegrass, country, and old-time music. He studied there with five-time Grammy-winning mandolinist Adam Steffey.

Prior to attending ETSU, Carr studied classical music with guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque at Northern Illinois University. Between performances, Carr can be found teaching in DeKalb, where he maintains a robust roster of students, or leading worship at Living Waters Community Church in Rochelle.

Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 830 N. Annie Glidden Road in DeKalb. For more information, visit