David Wilson - Fiddle

“Journeyman musician, songwriter, and producer, David W. Wilson, plays along the edges and weaves like a ribbon, through a song, drawing the listeners’ ears to the center of the music; the melody and the singer. David has produced, recorded for, or performed with some of acoustic music’s veteran musicians and songwriters; Radio Flyer, John Hartford, Jean Ritchie, The Dillards, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Undergrass Boys, Barton and Para, The Gallier Brothers, Brewer and Shipley, and other notable artists. His musical tools, include violin, viola, cello, bass, mandolin, guitars, dulcimer, piano, slide and pedal steel, banjo, and assorted other cartoon instruments. Even though he is known for improvisation and accompaniment arrangements, at the end of the day, it’s all about the melody and the singer in an ensemble setting. “

- Founding member of The Undergrass Boys
Eclectic Acoustic Fusion Group with an ongoing cult following in the greater Midwest and Plains

- Founding Member of Radio Flyer
Award winning contemporary bluegrass group / KFC-City of Louisville Festival of the Bluegrass Band Contest Winners 1985 (Alison Krauss in Union Station were runners-up)
Appeared on Syndicated “Mountain Stage” and “Rural Route 3” Radio Broadcasts
Performed at nearly every major bluegrass festival in the US
Released three recordings on Turquoise Records of mostly original music to critical acclaim.
Cover feature stories in the seminal magazines, “Bluegrass Unlimited” and “Bluegrass Now”

- Was a member of Beyond Reach with former found members of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Larry Lee (“Jackie Blue”) and Randle Chowning (“If You Want To Get To Heaven”)

-Performed on nearly 300 recording projects to-date

- Producer for nearly 50 recording projects to-date

- Instructor for music camps, classes and individual lessons

- Multi-Instrumentalist
Mandolin, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Electric Bass & Bass Fiddle, Violin, Viola, Cello, Dulcimer, Banjo, Piano & Organ, Pedal Steel Guitar & Slide Guitar, Ukulele, Indian Flute, Various Percussion

- Music Soundtrack Documentary Film “Stray Dog”,
For Director Debra Granik (Academy Award for feature film “Winter’s Bone”)

- Appeared in, and provided music for,the soundtrack of the film “Chrystal”, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Lisa Blount, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray McKinnon, Harry Lennix, Walton Goggins, John Galecki

- Appeared in, and provided music for the soundtrack of a documentary film about Laura Ingalls Wilder, playing “Pa’s” fiddle.


- A glance at a few artists produced and / or recorded for;

Ken Baldwin
Cathy Barton & Dave Para
Bob Dyer
Radio Flyer
Beyond Reach
Undergrass Boys
The Skeletons
Annie McFie
Kentucky Standard Band
The Gallier Brothers (Award winning National Dulcimer Champions)
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Mark Bilyeau (Big Smith)
Black Berry Winter
Marideth Sisco
Green Valley Grass
Brewer & Shipley
Violet Vonder Haar
Ilace Mears (Hammer Dulcimer)