“He plays fearless and it’s intoxicating to play with him because he makes you play fearless. It’s wicked to see how much music he pulls out if a bow. He’s untouchable.”–VINCE GILL, Country Music Hall of Fame Member
GRAMMY Award-Winning Fiddle Player MICHAEL CLEVELAND is International Bluegrass Associations' (IBMA) most awarded "Fiddle Player of the Year" with 12 wins, he has won "Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year"six times, and fronts the 7x-Instrumental Group of the Year Michael Cleveland & FLAMEKEEPER. In 2018 Michael Cleveland was Nominated for a GRAMMY Award for "Best Bluegrass Album" for his solo album, 'Fiddler's Dream'. Two years later, in 2020, he won the same category with his album with FLAMEKEEPER entitled 'Tall Fiddler'. Michael Cleveland is a 2018 Inductee to the National Fiddler Hall of Fame. Together with FLAMEKEEPER members JOSH RICHARDS(Guitar); NATHAN LIVERS (Mandolin); JASIAH SHRODE (Banjo); and CHRIS DOUGLAS (Bass), Cleveland makes his way around the country performing festivals, clubs, and performing arts centers, delighting audiences, leaving them with jars dropped in complete amazement.