Brittany Haas,

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Brittany Haas is widely regarded as one of the most influential fiddlers of her generation. Born in Northern California, she grew up honing her craft at string camps nationwide and developed her unique style of fiddling at the influence of her mentors, Bruce Molsky and Darol Anger. Haas began touring with Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings at the age of fourteen; at seventeen, she released her debut self-titled solo album, produced by Anger. Haas continued to tour and record while simultaneously earning a degree in Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, where she also minored in Music Performance and co-wrote an album of exploratory Norwegian-American tunes with professor Dan Trueman. During her time at Princeton Brittany joined seminal chamber-grass band Crooked Still, with whom she made four recordings and toured the world.

Haas has always been a much sought-after collaborator and session musician. She performed on Late Night With David Letterman and Saturday Night Live as part of Steve Martin’s bluegrass band, and features on his Grammy-winning album “The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo.” She has also performed and recorded with the likes of Chris Thile, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Abigail Washburn, David Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Tony Trischka, Michael Daves, Tom Rozum, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many more. She joined the house band for NPR's radio show 'Live From Here' (formerly ‘A Prairie Home Companion’) hosted by Chris Thile from 2016-2019. In early 2020, Brittany's quartet Hawktail (featuring bassist Paul Kowert of Punch Brothers, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie) released their much-anticipated sophomore album "Formations." They continue to write, record, and perform their own unique compositions.