Brenna Wheeler

Country Fiddle Bluegrass

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As member of touring trio Troubadour Blue, Brenna is currently opening for the Grammy Award Winning bluegrass band The Steeldrivers. Brenna has toured with Jimmy Fortune of the Grammy Award Winning group The Statler Brothers and played legendary Nashville venues like The Ryman Auditorium, The Station Inn, Bluebird Cafe, and CMA Fest.

Brenna Wheeler has been “sawing the fiddle” since age three. A Nashville Native, the musician grew up taking classical violin lessons at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music but eventually transitioned to fiddling. Brenna achieved a Bachelors of Music Degree in Commercial Violin Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2018. The Fiddle player has been on the road with touring artist such as Jimmy Fortune and in the studio with up and coming Nashville artists. While Brenna was trained in various commercial styles, she specializes in country, bluegrass, americana, and folk fiddling.

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25 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marc S.
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    A great new project is ready. Brenna is amazing. Highly recommended. Always happy to come back!

  2. Review by James M.
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    Brenna is a first rate player with awesome musicality, and delivered several great takes for me to comp with - definitely more than I even had hoped for! Thank you, Brenna!

  3. Review by Derek E.
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    Brenna Is a fantastic fiddler player. Gave me a couple solid takes to comp from and choose. Very tasteful and great skill. Very pleasant to work with. Would work with her again in a heartbeat

  4. Review by Marc S.
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    Brenna exceeded all expectations with her exceptional talent and professionalism. Her attention to detail and dedication to our project ensured a flawless result. Highly recommended

  5. Review by Ryan Franks
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    Brenna is a fantastic player and brought her own sound to my project. She was quick to respond and very communicative, ultimately delivering exactly what I needed.

  6. Review by Logan M.
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    Brenna is easy to work with and a truly amazing musician. I look forward to another collaboration

  7. Review by Daniel S.
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    Brenna is amazingly skilled, talented musician. Very tasteful performance. Communication and turnaround was excellent! Highly recommend. Thanks again!

  8. Review by Mikhail C.
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    Working with Brenna was a real pleasure. True professional and very attentive person. Totally recommend working with her to anyone interested in great-sounding violin or fiddle. Bravo!

  9. Review by Marc S.
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    A great job with Brenna! She is a super musician and extremely fast at delivery. Always happy to do it again. The next job is already waiting.

  10. Review by Jacob D.
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    Awesome! Great performance & communication.

  11. Review by Logan M.
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    Brenna is the best musician I have ever worked with. She's extremely generous and has an outstanding taste for beautiful tones.

  12. Review by Sergio Villaça/Jesus Sanchez
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    Working with Brenna Wheeler was amazing: she was perfect for a bluegrass violin we needed for an indie movie. Fast, great musicianship e and a pleasure to work with.

  13. Review by User 1.
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    Brenna is the such a pleasure to work with. I see myself working with Brenna until she grows tired of me (which hopefully never happens. THANK YOU BRENNA.

    Cheers

  14. Review by Skip
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    Brenna delivered a another beautiful vocal for me. If you're looking for a really unique Folk/Americana sound with a totally fresh approach and great rhythm and pitch, check her out. You will not be sorry. Her fiddle playing is equally amazing. She's such a talented musician. Real deal. Would definitely hire Brenna again!

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    This is my fifth time working with Brenna. That speaks for itself! Brenna is an amazing talent. If you get the chance to work with Brenna, please do yourself a favor and take the opportunity! THANK YOU BRENNA

  16. Review by Sean G.
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    Brenna did an amazing job!!! I would highly recommend her. She had a great feel for the song. I would definitely use her again for other songs!

  17. Review by Skip
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    Worked on another tune with Brenna and it was awesome to hear what she came up with. She totally connected with the text and gave a completely soulful interpretation. I was completely blown away by Brenna's artistry and musicality. Once again her communication was super professional and her turnaround times were quick. If you are fortunate enough to have found Brenna on SoundBetter, you will not be sorry! Thanks Brenna!!!! You are the best.

  18. Review by Skip
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    Working with Brenna was a breeze. Quick turnaround. Her fiddle playing is first rate and she gave me a wealth of material to work with. Her tone is soulful and her technique and pitch are on point for sure. She has elevated my work and I am so appreciative. So excited to work with such a pro and can't wait to circle back with Brenna for another recording soon.

  19. Review by Bradly Miranda
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    Amazing player. Easy to work with. Looking forward to working on future projects with Brenna.

  20. Review by User 1.
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    Brenna is an amazing artist and musician. This is my 4th time working with Brenna!

Interview with Brenna Wheeler

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I would say Troubadour Blue because I have been able to bring to life the songs I have written with my fellow bandmates through solos, fills, and string parts.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My trio project, Troubadour Blue.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Laura Epling for all of your string composition needs.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital mainly because it is the only thing I have listened to and worked with.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: We will work together to find something that is what you want.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: It's different every day.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Can you just play what you hear. Absolutely!

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That it isn't work.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What is the overall feeling you would like to convey in the track.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Be specific in what you are looking for and provide reference tracks.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Fiddle, headphones, loop pedal, amplifier, quarter inch cable.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been playing the violin since I was three years old and continued on the studio music in college. I graduated from Belmont University in 2018 and then was hired as the fiddle player for a female band on a cruise ship. When I returned to land I hit the road with Noah Vonne and Jimmy Fortune. I have been playing the fiddle for roughly 23 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Bluesy country.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: Chris Stapleton because he is creating music that highlights the simplicity and beauty of having minimal tracks while still creating a full sound.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Point the microphone towards the F hole on the violin.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Country, Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Pop/Rock.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Tasteful solos.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: The ability to bring a flavor to the track without overstepping the main vocal or melody line.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I listen to the track all the way through several times to gain an understanding of the feel and then I come up with a couple variations that I think would fit well within the track.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Bluebird microphone, Onyx interface, DAW.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: The Steeldrivers, The Punch Brothers, Civil Wars, Chris Stapleton.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Fiddle solos and fills, string lines, pads under vocals.

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