Just 21, Daniel already has years of experience under his strings. The Jamestown, North Carolina native began playing fiddle when he was only six years old – after his uncle found a fiddle in the trash. Under the tutelage of J.B. Prince, he would go on to join the famed Junior Appalachian Musicians program. JAM offered Daniel the chance to meet many great players – and he would go on to study under Dewey Brown and Hunter Berry. Currently enrolled in the Bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University, Daniel has been a traveling member of the Bluegrass/Gospel group, The Churchmen, for the last three years.
Daniel will have the chance to have his first performance with the band at the Big Lick Bluegrass Festival show in Oakboro, North Carolina on April 13.
“We’re really excited to have Daniel join our band,” says Skip Cherryholmes, founding member and guitarist for SIDELINE. “He will be the youngest member of the group by far, but he has a great understanding of the old style and gives it youthful execution and tenacity.”
“Daniel will bring a whole new dimension to our sound.”
– Skip Cherryholmes, Guitarist, SIDELINE
Daniel, “I’ve been blessed to play with some wonderful musicians and meet some great people these past few years. I look forward to the opportunity to travel and grow that SIDELINE offers.”
Photo Credit: Michael G. Stewart