Stuart Duncan is a famous fiddler with his own distinct style, sound, deft touch, and perfect intonation making him Nashville’s most in-demand session musician. Moreover, he is a multi-instrumentalist who plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and banjo, he has earned the acclaim of many musicians.
Stuart Duncan’s Age, Bio, Family & Education
Stuart Duncan was born in Quantico, Virginia, on 14th April, 1964 and is currently 59 years old in 2024. He spent the majority of his upbringing on Camp Pendleton, a Marine base in Southern California. Stuart grew up listening to acoustic music since his parents were folk musicians and eventually began playing the fiddle at the age of seven. Byron Berline, Vassar Clements, Chubby Wise, and Kenny Baker were among his musical influences.
Stuart received his education and academic credits at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, which offered a bluegrass music program as part of the curriculum.
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Stuart Duncan’s Net Worth
His prosperous career as a renowned musician earns him a staggering amount of money.
Stuart Duncan’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million USD as per several media reports. His earnings are mostly derived from solo appearances as well as several partnerships.
Stuart Duncan’s Wife and Children
Talking about his personal life and relationships, Stuart is married to Deita, who has been serving as Stuart’s business manager over the years. Josh, Jonathan, and Darcy are their three children. Apart from these, the additional information regarding his private life are kept concealed.His prosperous career as a renowned musician earns him a staggering amount of money.
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Musical Career and Discography
Stuart began his musical career at a very young age. It was he who won the radio contest in 1974 that saw him performing at the Grand Ole Opry. He was from Camp Pendleton and a member of The Pendleton Pickers. Stuart later returned to the Grand Ole Opry in 1978, this time with his friend Allison Brown, a banjo prodigy. Over time, he moved to Nashville to play fiddle, sing, and write songs with the Nashville Bluegrass Band. In his current role with the Nashville Bluegrass Band, he plays guitar.
As an exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalist and a fabulous performer, he has earned the acclaim of many musicians, including Ricky Skaggs, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, and Alan Jackson, and has appeared on hundreds of records. Many other artists, including Tim McGraw, Lyle Lovett, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, and George Strait, have collaborated with him. Also, he has been a collaborator with a number of artists, including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer.
Furthermore, his critically acclaimed discography includes “Stuart Duncan” (1992), “Raising Sand”, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, “Cold Mountain”, “The Goat Rodeo Sessions” and several others.
Awards & Titles
As a member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, he won two Grammys and eight IBMA “Fiddle Player of the Year” awards. Not just that, he has received five Academy of Country Music “Fiddle Player of the Year” awards, and “Specialty Instrument Player of the Year” in 2006. Furthermore, The National Fiddler Hall of Fame recruited Stuart Duncan in 2015.
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