Brad Leftwich, long the gold standard for traditional old-time fiddling, is a highly regarded banjo player and singer as well. He grew up in Oklahoma in a family with at least three generations of old-time musicians and learned directly from such legendary masters as Tommy Jarrell, Melvin Wine, Violet Hensley, and the Hammons family. In his nearly 40 years as a performer, he has released 12 feature recordings to stellar reviews, appeared on dozens of anthologies and created teaching materials that define the genre. He has entertained at the White House, backed up Doc Watson on stage, and counts the late Buck Owens and John Hartford among his admirers. Brad plays with Alice Gerrard and Tom Sauber in the band Tom, Brad and Alice, and with the Hogwire Stingband.