Brian Daniels

Fiddle or Mando Session Player

8 Reviews (8 Verified)
Brian Daniels on SoundBetter

I can play mandolin or fiddle for your song!

I am an active musician from East TN and have played on many sessions. I have even played on nationally released music. I love bluegrass, country and gospel. I would love the chance to show you what I can do.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

8 Reviews

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  1. Review by Skip
    by Skip

    Brian delivered a soulful, clean Mandolin track in just a couple of days. Price was very good as well.
    Check him out!

  2. Review by Sudds Studios | Josh Sudduth

    Brian was quick and nailed the vibe we wanted for Mandolin. I couldn't recommend him more!

  3. Review by Walter R.

    Timely and tasty licks on the mandolin.

  4. Review by Lakota
    by Lakota

    Excellent musician!! I highly recommend Brian Daniels.

  5. Review by William D.

    Coincidence of the shared last names, I only became aware of Brian on Soundbetter, and what a find! He is extremely talented (which just listening to his demo should confirm for anyone with ears), and extremely musical, and knows his instrument and what it can do for a song (Mando here). Brian got what I needed with minimal communication and delivered better than I'd hoped!

  6. Review by Steve B.

    Great job

  7. Review by Lorenzo Gabanizza

    Great job or should I say "Labor of love"? I felt from the first note that Brian was emotionally involved in my music and that is what I hoped. Great musician and great human being.

  8. Review by jackee
    by jackee

    10 outta 10. Brian communicated well and delivered the goods. Total pro!

Interview with Brian Daniels

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

  2. A: Solo releases

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

  4. A: Fiddle and Mandolin Overdubs

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both, editing is great with digital but analog has such a warm sound.

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

  8. A: You will be satisfied

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

  10. A: Creating

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

  12. A: Do you think this song will work with fiddle? If you want fiddle we can make it work.

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

  14. A: It is easy money.

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

  16. A: What is your vision for the song.

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

  18. A: Really communicate your expectations with whomever you hire.

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

  20. A: Mandolin, Fiddle, Guitar, Paper, Pens

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

  22. A: I have been preforming, in some capacity, for over 20 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Progressive Bluegrass

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

  26. A: Doyle Lawson he is so tastefull with everything he is involved in.

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

  28. A: Sometimes less is more. Quality is better than quantity.

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

  30. A: Country / Bluegrass / Gospel

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Not over playing but complimenting a song and singer.

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

  34. A: I can really add extra flavor to make your song stand out.

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

  36. A: Becoming firmailar with the track then playing more than enough so the client has options when mixing.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I have a home studio that uses Pro Tools. I also have a variety of mics to capture the best sound for your project.

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

  40. A: I love country, bluegrass and gospel music and have played on several national radio releases.

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

  42. A: Provide fiddle and mandolin overdubs at a reasonable rate.

Mandolin/Fiddle Sample

I was the Mandolin/Fiddle Player in this production

  • MandolinAverage price - $50 per song
  • FiddleAverage price - $50 per song
Terms Of Service

I will send you 1 track of the instrument overdub of your choice for only $50. I will need a HQ consolidated track to overdub to. If you are not satisfied I will provide 1 revision.

GenresSounds Like
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
  • The McKameys
  • The Perrys
Gear Highlights
  • I use Pro Tools and many different mics.
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SoundBetter Deal

3 or more songs $40 each