Picking up the fiddle at age 4, Michael Cleveland’s musical momentum began to propel him forward towards early success. At age 9, he was invited to sit in with the legendary Bill Monroe at the Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. Soon after, he brought his virtuosic style to the Grand Ole Opry as a guest of Alison Kraus, and was hand picked for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Bluegrass Youth All-stars before he was 14. His blistering prowess and technical fluency have marked him as a sought-after musician, leading to performances with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Tim O’Brien, J.D. Crowe and the New South, and The Kruger Brothers. However, it wasn’t until 2006, when Michael formed his own band Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, that he found the right vehicle for his musical vision.
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
- 4201 Grant Line Rd
- New Albany, IN 47150
- November 2, 2019
- Ogle Center
- $30 adults & seniors | $10 students