Dan Hochhalter

Fiddle, Mandolin, and Banjo

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CMA Award-winning fiddle, mandolin, and banjo player. Recording and/or live performance credits include Dierks Bentley, John Fogerty, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and more.

I am a professional session/touring multi-instrumentalist based in Nashville, TN. I have more than twenty years experience and have toured and/or recorded with a wide array of artists. For the past thirteen years, I have been a member of Dierks Bentley's band, playing fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and serving as bandleader. My fiddle playing can be heard on Dierks' latest release, Gravel and Gold. In 2016 and again in 2022, I was honored to be named the CMA Touring Musician of the Year. Although my background is rooted in country music, I'm open to any and all styles. I'm looking forward to working on your next project!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

144 Reviews - 33 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Hamilton McKay Belk
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    Wow! I'm blown away by the fiddle track Dan delivered!! The performance is incredible and the recording quality is excellent. I'll definitely be returning. Thank you Dan!

  2. Review by JERMMEL
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    Dan is awesome! Kind, communicative, and he was super open to any ideas I had to share. The fiddle he played for my song couldn't have been better, I look forward to working with him again!

  3. Review by Bo Linnartz
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    Honestly can’t say enough good things about Dan. He has played on several projects for me and has always been timely and musically … well… he is simply a master.

  4. Review by Paul George
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    Again - you can’t miss with this guy. Spot on, right on the money :))))))) Thank you Dan!

  5. Review by Trevor Z.
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    Great to work with! Very speedy and did a great job.

  6. Review by Paul George
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    If you’re thinking about hiring Dan, don’t think - just do it :))))))) His excellent skills, musicality and taste will blow you away and will take your songs to another level :))))) Thank you Dan!

  7. Review by David M.
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    Dan was awesome to work with. A super quick turned around and he sent me exactly what I was looking for! 10/10 highly recommend. Will be working with him again in the future!

  8. Review by Hayden Nolan
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    Dan is really easy to work with and provided exactly what my song needed. Always a thrill to have such a professional on a project. Would love to work with him again!

  9. Review by Keegan Ferrell
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    Great player, super tasteful and professional overall.

  10. Review by Jop P.
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    Great collaboration, thanks again Dan!

  11. Review by David G.
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    Dan is a great musician who does great work!

  12. Review by Ashley A.
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    Such an amazing player. Great instinct on the songs. Thank you!

  13. Review by David G.
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    If Dan Hochhalter is not the very best fiddle player in Nashville I would be very surprised. Another awesome job!

  14. Review by Zak K.
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    Dan is a magician with the fiddle. Absolutely gorgeous tracks that fit the vibe well every single time.

  15. Review by Garrett T.
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    As usual, Dan delivers great material. He's quick and willing to try my ideas. You can't go wrong.

  16. Review by Ashley A.
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    Great work on Banjo!!

  17. Review by Walter R.
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    Timely and tuneful. Another great fiddle addition.

  18. Review by Keegan Ferrell
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    Dan is great! He was highly professional and did a wonderful job at communicating with me to get the best result possible. I appreciate musicians who can follow my vision, but also be creative themselves and truly make it their own. Will definitely be coming back to Dan next time I'm in need of a world class fiddle!

  19. Review by Sven T.
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    Easy 5 stars! The guy is an absolute pro!

  20. Review by Romain
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    Great talent with the fiddle and banjo ! Recommended :)

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  • FiddleAverage price - $100 per song
  • ViolinAverage price - $100 per song
  • MandolinAverage price - $100 per song
  • BanjoAverage price - $100 per song
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