Leftwich, Andy


  • From White House, Tennessee.
  • Began playing fiddle at age 6. Won the Tennessee State Fiddle Championship (for beginners) at age 9. Also played on stage with Bill Monroe at age 9.
  • Began playing mandolin at 12, guitar at 14.
  • Age 13, worked with Mike Snider on the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1998 (age 15), joined Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike.
  • 2001, joined Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder playing fiddle (replaced Bobby Hicks).
  • 2003, recorded first solo album Ride (Skaggs Family Records).
  • 2005, formed a jazz trio with Rob Ickes (Dobro™) and Dave Pomeroy (bass) called Three Ring Circle. Released two albums with this group, Three Ring Circle and Brothership (no label).
  • 2016, released Instrumental Hymns (no label).
  • 2016 (December), left Ricky Skaggs’s band to pursue other musical and Christian ministry opportunities.