Duncan, Stuart


  • Grew up in Santa Paula and Vista, California (near San Diego). Lives in Nashville.
  • One of the top fiddle players in bluegrass music. He is also one of Nashville’s “A-list” studio musicians and has performed and recorded with hundreds of top country and popular music artists.
  • Age 10, played in a San Diego bluegrass band made up entirely of kids under the age of 14 called “The Pendleton Pickers.” John Moore was also a member of this group.
  • 1980, joined Lost Highway.
  • 1983, joined Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers.
  • 1985-present, the Nashville Bluegrass Band.
  • 2012, won his 8th IBMA award for Fiddle Player of the Year (also won in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2005).
  • 1992, released Stuart Duncan album (Rounder).
  • 2011, participated in the Goat Rodeo Sessions with Chris Thile, Edgar Meyer and Yo Yo Ma.
  • 2014, toured with Noam Pikelny.