Mitterhof, Barry


  • From New York City. Lives in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
  • Began playing bluegrass while at Rutgers University. Formed a band called Bottle Hill.
  • Has played mandolin with Tony Trischka and Skyline, Peter Rowan and Tex Logan, the Lynn Morris Band.
  • Has also performed with the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera.
  • 1998, joined Chris Jones’ band, the Night Drivers.
  • 2002, joined Hot Tuna featuring Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassidy (formerly with rock band Jefferson Airplane).
  • Also has a band called the Klezmer Cowboys (combining country/bluegrass music with Jewish Klezmer music from Europe.)
  • 2016, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the New York Folk Festival.