Brad Leftwich

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Brad's music is a direct link to the traditions of the southern Appalachian and Ozark mountains. He grew up hearing the old-time music of his father, grandfather, and great-uncle, and learned from many of the last great traditional musicians from the turn of the 20th century. A well-known fiddler, banjo player, and singer, Brad has been performing and teaching traditional music for some 30 years. Recordings of his music appear on the County, Copper Creek, Rounder, and Marimac labels, and he has published instructional materials with Homespun and Mel Bay. Brad has won the fiddle contest at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia, and his fiddling has been acclaimed by critics in magazines as diverse as Billboard and Bluegrass Unlimited. He tours internationally and has performed at venues from Merlefest to the White House.

These days Brad performs as Brad Leftwich & The Humdingers with his wife and longtime musical partner Linda Higginbotham on banjo, Sam Bartlett on guitar, and Abby Ladin on bass. 

His music will be appreciated by legions of aspiring fiddlers for years to come. I consider him one of the greatest fiddlers of his generation.
The Old-Time Herald
Brad Leftwich represents the best of the new breed of old-time fiddlers.
Come For to Sing
Brad is certainly one of the most remarkable fiddlers of his generation.
Country Hits Magazine (France)
More than any other young musicians I have heard, Leftwich & Higginbotham capture the subtlety and excitement of an authentic traditional style.
. –Miles Krassen, author of Appalachian Fiddle, Oak Publications
Photo by Alice Gerrard
Brad Endorses Kel Kroydon Banjos

New Brad Leftwich Signature Strings from Kel Kroydon!
Round Peak Fretless Set
Heavier Gauge set I use on my Kel Kroydon Resonator Banjo

Portion of the proceeds benefit the
Alzheimers' Association