Michael Cleveland

Award Winner

12-Time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year
(Michael Cleveland)

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.”

Vince Gill,

Country Music Hall of Fame Member

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SPBGMA Nominations!

The 2016 SPBGMA Nominations have been announced and Michael Clevland & Flamekeeper are up for two awards: Bluegrass Instrumental Group of the Year and Michael Cleveland for Fiddle Player of the Year! The National SPBGMA Awards will take place on Nashville,...

Cody Looper Joins Flamekeeper

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper are proud to welcome Cody Looper as their newest member effective immediately. Raised in a musical family in Anderson, Indiana, Cody Looper started playing guitar when he was 9 years old and eventually joined his first band...

Michael Cleveland Wins 10th IBMA Fiddle Performer Award

Michael Cleveland broke records on Thursday, October 1st when he was once again named the International Bluegrass Music Association's Fiddle Performer of the Year! This makes Michael the most awarded Fiddle Performer with 10 wins in that category! (Photo by Dave...

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Claim 4 IBMA Award Nominations!

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper have received 4 IBMA Award nominations for 2015! The categories for which the band is nominated are: Instrumental Group of the Year Song of the Year - "Fiddlin' Joe" (written by Mark "Brink" Brinkman) Instrumental Recorded...


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The Band

Mike Cleveland: Vocals, Fiddle
Josh Richards: Vocals, Guitar
Nathan Livers: Vocals, Mandolin
Jasiah Shrode: Vocals, Banjo
Chris Douglas: Vocals, Bass

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