12-Time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year
7-Time Instrumental Group of the Year
(Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper)
“He plays fearless and it’s intoxicating to play with him because he makes you play fearless. It’s wicked to see how much music he pulls out of a bow. He’s untouchable.”
Country Music Hall of Fame Member
Michael Cleveland Wins 11th IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year!
Flamekeeper Lights Up Awards Stage with Hot Performance, Wraps Up Evening with Recording Academy After-Party Appearance. The International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) held their annual awards ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, September 27th, and...
2018 Marks Banner Year for Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Cleveland Inducted Into National Fiddler Hall of Fame, Band Performs with The Louisville Orchestra; Blue Blaze Award and Feature Length Documentary Film Forthcoming Bluegrass music's most awarded fiddle player, Michael Cleveland is riding high alongside his...
“Steamboat Whistle Blues” – The Story Behind The Recording!
"Steamboat Whistle Blues" is a song from John Hartford's newgrass classic, AEREO-PLAIN, originally recorded in Nashville at Hillbilly Central, now home to Compass Records Group where we did a lot of the recording for my new album, FIDDLER'S DREAM. Here's a little more...
Michael Cleveland Nominated for GRAMMY Award
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Win Two IBMA Awards!
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper won two International Bluegrass Music Association Awards recently: Instrumental Group of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year for the title track of Michael Cleveland's latest Compass Records Album, "Fiddler's...
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Mike Cleveland: Vocals, Fiddle
Josh Richards: Vocals, Guitar
Nathan Livers: Vocals, Mandolin
Jasiah Shrode: Vocals, Banjo
Chris Douglas: Vocals, Bass