Stuart Duncan

Stuart Duncan (born April 14, 1964) is an American bluegrass musician who plays the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo.

Stuart Duncan
Duncan in 2016
Duncan in 2016
Background information
Born (1964-04-14) April 14, 1964 (age 56)
OriginQuantico, Virginia, U.S.
GenresBluegrass, country, Americana
InstrumentsFiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar
Associated actsNashville Bluegrass Band
Websitewww.stuart-duncan.com

LifeEdit

Duncan was born in Quantico, Virginia, and raised in Santa Paula, California, where he played in the school band. He is married with three children.[1]

Duncan has been a member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band since 1985. He also works as a session musician and has played with numerous well-known performers, including George Strait, Dolly Parton, Guy Clark, Reba McEntire, and Barbra Streisand.[2] In 2006, he toured with the Mark KnopflerEmmylou Harris Roadrunning tour, and he appears on their All the Roadrunning and Real Live Roadrunning albums. In 2008, he joined Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on the tour for their critically acclaimed album Raising Sand. He appeared on Transatlantic Sessions Series 4 broadcast by the BBC in September/October 2009.

In 2011, Duncan collaborated with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Edgar Meyer, mandolinist Chris Thile, and singer Aoife O'Donovan on the album The Goat Rodeo Sessions. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Classical, Classical Crossover, and Bluegrass charts[3][4] and reached number eighteen on the Billboard 200.[5] It also won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album and the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical in 2013.[6]

In 2013, Duncan accompanied Diana Krall as a sideman on her Glad Rag Doll tour.[7] In 2015 Duncan appeared on one of the tracks from the Jericho Summer album Night Train. Playing jazz on the violin, Duncan again toured with Diana Krall in 2018.

In 2020, Duncan once again collaborated with Ma, Meyer, Thile, and O'Donovan, releasing the album Not Our First Goat Rodeo.[8] Like the group's previous album, reached number one on the Billboard Classical, Classical Crossover, and Bluegrass charts.[9]

AwardsEdit

Duncan has received numerous awards. As a member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, he won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 1994 and 1996.[10] Duncan was named the Academy of Country Music Fiddle Player of the Year for 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2004, and Specialty Instrument Player of the Year for 2006.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stuart Duncan". Nashville Bluegrass Band. 2008. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  2. ^ a b "Grammy winner Stuart Duncan designs custom Gibson mandolin". Gibson Musical Instruments. March 29, 2001. Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
  3. ^ "Review: String quartet with Yo-Yo Ma wows again on 2nd album". WTOP. 2020-06-18. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  4. ^ "Not His First Goat Rodeo: Chris Thile on Supergroup's Reunion & New Album". Atwood Magazine. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  5. ^ "Chris Thile". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  6. ^ "WINNERS: 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Diana Krall Announces Additional U.S. Dates for Her 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour'". Diana Krall Official Website. 9 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-16.
  8. ^ "Not His First Goat Rodeo: Chris Thile on Supergroup's Reunion & New Album". Atwood Magazine. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2020-09-01.
  9. ^ "Chris Thile". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-09-03.
  10. ^ "Grammy Award Winners". Grammy Awards. Archived from the original on 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2007-10-28.