Johnny Campbell Live at Soulshine
Soulshine Pizza Factory | Franklin
Sat, Aug 19 7:00 pm
Johnny Campbell is a fourth generation fiddler who grew up on bluegrass greats such as Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. His long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late, great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Opry members Jim & Jesse, as well as the legendary Bill Monroe. Holding tight to those roots, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an ever-evolving musical genre. He’s a decorated solo fiddler, winning several competitions that include Uncle Dave Macon Days, LaGrange Fiddle Competition and Yeehaw Junction. As a member of San Francisco-based band Windy Hill, he helped the band achieve the award for “Best Emerging Artist” in The California Bluegrass Association, First Place at Yonder Mountain String Band’s String Summit and Second Place at Rocky Grass. Johnny started The Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Whitney, the yin to his bold and brazen yang, who plays bass and provides the backbone to the male-dominated band. After commuting back and forth between Nashville and California for many years, the two made the official move to Music City in 2012.