John Duncan is a fiddler from Asheville NC. He studied fiddle under the mentorship of Bobby Hicks and Arvil Freeman. John is the 2022 Georgia Stringband Festival 1st place fiddler. He recently released an album ‘Asheville Fiddler’ which has been profiled by ExploreAsheville, Smoky Mountain News, Asheville Citizen Times and the Blue Ridge Heritage Trails. John’s stringband has some of Asheville’s finest acoustic musicians and the band plays with ferocity and precision.
Review of album Asheville Fiddler
“John Duncan’s new album is an informed, fresh take on a great selection of classic old- time and Celtic melodies. Crisp, soulful, and honest expression shine thru delivered via pulsing, groovy fiddling with the perfect amount of improvisation sparkle. I’ve listened several times and the album continues to draw me in with it’s delicate attention to detail and a warm, inviting, mix/production. I hear joy, focus, unity, and love when I listen. I also hear the North Carolina Mountains.” -Bobby Britt