Brad Leftwich is widely recognized as one of the foremost old-time fiddlers in the United States. Brad grew up listening to the traditional banjo/fiddle music played by his grandfather and great-uncle, who migrated to Kansas from the Blue Ridge Mountains. His quest to find his family's musical roots led Brad to his most influential mentor, the legendary North Carolina fiddler Tommy Jarrell.
Brad also learned from musicians in his native Oklahoma and throughout the Ozark and Appalachian regions. He has toured and recorded both solo and with several influential string bands, including Plank Road, Leftwich & Higginbotham, and Tom, Brad & Alice. He has been on staff at teaching camps throughout the country, and his "Bowing Workshop" columns have been featured in The Old-Time Herald magazine.