Molsky, Bruce


  • From Ithica, New York.
  • Began playing guitar at age 10. Added banjo and fiddle to his repertoire during his teen years. He is best known as a fiddler.
  • He is a regular instructor at Mark O’Connor Fiddle Camp, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Alasdair Fraser’s Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, Swannanoa Gathering, and others.
  • 1973, went the Galax Fiddler’s Convention and heard old-time music for the first time. Got hooked.
  • Attended Cornell University, became a mechanical engineer.
  • 1994, performed with “Fiddles on Fire,” a national tour.
  • 2003, performed and recorded with “Fiddlers 4” with Darol Anger, Michael Doucet and Rushad Eggleston.
  • 2004, released solo project Poor Man’s Troubles on Rounder Records which won a 2001 “Indie” award for Best Traditional Folk Recording
  • 2006, toured with “Highlands, Heath and Holler” with Martin Hayes & Alasdair Fraser.
  • 2006, released Soon Be Time album (Compass).
  • 2007, he is also part of an international musical ensemble called “Mosaic.”
  • 2013, released If It Ain’t Here When I Get Back album (no label).
  • 2015, released Lost Boy album (Rounder).