Leath, Nate


  • From Bethlehem, North Carolina; lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Was a fiddle child prodigy, playing in front of audiences at age 8.
  • 1996, at age 11, won first place at the Galax, VA fiddle contest (the youngest to do that) and has since won it twice more (he is a three-time winner of that prestigious contest).
  • 2000, recorded his first album Extra Medium (Patuxent Records) at age 15.
  • 2003, released Mojo Expresso album (Patuxent Records.)
  • 2005, released I’ve Always Been a Rambler album (Patuxent Records).
  • 2006, graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston.
  • 2006, joined Old School Freight Train. He also began playing dates with David Grisman Quartet.
  • 2009, released Rockville Pike album (Patuxent Records.)
  • 2014, released Nate Leath & Friends Volume 2 album (Patuxent Records.)