Fiddler Bluegrass US n Henryville (Indiana)

Henryville, IN, native Michael Cleveland quickly became known as one of the hottest attractions in bluegrass, aptly achieving recognition for his blistering and unconventional fiddle style, not for the fact that he is blind. His love for bluegrass began early, and in 1990 he first appeared at Bill Monroe's renowned Bean Blossom Festival. In 1993, at the age of 13, he appeared as fellow fiddler Alison Krauss' guest at the Grand Ole Opry, soon appearing on A Prairie Home Companion and playing before the U.S. Congress. In May of 1999, after graduating from the Kentucky School for the Blind, Cleveland joined Dale Ann Bradley and the Coon Creek Girls. Along with his work with the Coon Creek Girls, he released two independent CDs One for Mac dedicated to Kentucky fiddler Mac McBane, and Sawing on the C String. He joined Rhonda Vincent and the Rage in February 2000, and his work on the Rounder album Back Home Again earned him the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association's Instrumental Performer of the Year in the fiddle category. Rounder Records next released two Cleveland albums, Flame Keeper in 2002 and Let 'Er Go, Boys in 2006.

Talents : Fiddle

Style musical : Bluegrass

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



1998 CD no label (US) SAWING ON THE C-STRING
02/2002 CD ROUNDER 0494 (US) FLAME KEEPER - Dance Around Molly / Six Feet Under The Ground / North Carolina Breakdown / Lost Indian / Prayer Bells Of Heaven / Blue Violet / Rye Straw / Too Late To Walk The Floor / Virginia Darling / Will You Be Satisfied That Way / Bear Creek Hop / Goodbye Old Pal / Two O'Clock In The Morning / Shenandoah Waltz / Lee Highway Blues
10/2004 CD ROUNDER 0539 (US) LIVE AT THE RAGGED EDGE - Tom ADAMS & Michael CLEVELAND - The Fiddle And The Banjo / Dear Old Dixie / Dance Around Molly / Box Elder Beetles / Cripple Creek / Liberty / Shady Grove / Fire Ball Mail / Back Up And Push / John Hardy / Sitting On Top Of The World / North Carolina Breakdown / Ginny Whitt's / Whistling Rufus / Funky Mountain Special / John Henry / Ricestraw / Going Down The Road Feeling Bad / I Saw The Light - I'll Fly Away / Little Maggie / Sally Goodin / Black Mountain Rag 
05/2006 CD ROUNDER 0561 (US) LET 'ER GO, BOYS - The Old Brown County Barn / Night / Bright And Early / Old Man And His Fiddle / Durham's Reel / Montana Cowboy / Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Sugar In The Gourd / Stone's Rag / Hello City Limits / Hopelessly In Love / The Old Mountaineer / Flower Blooming In The Wildwood / Old Joe / Sugar Tree Stomp / Miller's Cave / Cacklin' Hen
07/2008 CD ROUNDER 0596 (US) LEAVING TOWN - Michael CLEVELAND & FLAMEKEEPER - Sold Down The River / In My Mind To Ramble / My Blue Eyed Darling / I'm Feeling For You (But I Can't Reach You) / Northern White Clouds / Troubles 'Round My Door / Leavin' Town / Sunday Morning Christian / Jerusalem Ridge / I'm Ridin' This Train / Come Spring / When You Were Mine / Kickin' Back / Farewell For A Little While
03/2011 CD ROUNDER 0659 (US) FIRED UP - Dixie Special / Big Wide Strum / I'm Yours / I'm Gonna Ride That Steamboat / Goin' Up Dry Branch / The Nights Are So Long / Untrue Blues / I've Got The Railroad Blues / Slowly / Monster Truck / Hard Time Banjo Blues / Going Back To Old Virginia / Maine Line / Bigger Hands Than Mine
10/2016 CD Compass 7 4674 2 (US)

Fiddler's Dream - Fiddler's Dream / Henryville / Steamboat Whistle Blues / Tall Timber / Blues For Bill / Where Is Your Heart Tonight? / Sunday Drive / Unwanted Love / Lonesome Desert / Earl Park / I Knew Her Yesterday / Northeast Seaboard Blues / Nashville Storms

Rocky Productions 7/04/2018