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!

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148 Reviews - 34 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by David M.
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    Dan is the man! Have had him play banjo and fiddle on several tracks. Knocks it out of the park every time! 10/10 recommend.

  2. Review by Abigail J.
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    I'm a repeat customer! I have great admiration and gratitude for Dan's skill and professionalism. He has added so much beauty to my tracks!

  3. Review by Alex Jaymes Fedotowsky
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    Dan did a great job and made the song come alive. He played the fiddle just the way I imagined it.

  4. Review by Charles B.
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    Wow. All I can say is wow! Dan was super professional and was great with communication! He listened to what I wanted and man he delivered. He is very talented and understood the assignment. I will definitely be using him on my next project!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

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

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

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

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

  17. 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!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

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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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  • Avalon 737 preamp
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