EAMON McLOUGHLIN

(fiddle)

 

Eamon McLoughlin is a highly-respected musician originally from London, UK. Primarily a fiddle player, he has toured and recorded with artists in the Country Music, Bluegrass and Americana fields. Eamon currently works as Staff Fiddler for The Grand Ole Opry, and touring with Ashley Monroe. He also sings, plays mandolin, guitar, cello, viola, and can be seen performing regularly with The 50 Shades of Hay. He has received two Grammy nominations for Country Instrumental Performance as a founding member of the American bluegrass band The Greencards.

Raised in South London by Irish parents, McLoughlin began performing country music shows with his family on weekends, influenced by George Jones, George Strait and Ricky Skaggs. McLoughlin’s father was head of a London-based country band. At age nine, McLoughlin moved away from piano lessons to play fiddle, and performed with his father’s band. McLoughlin moved to Austin in 1997, after leaving Sussex University with a Degree in Politics and American Studies. He first toured with the Asylum St. Spankers, and later Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis and the Austin Lounge Lizards. As a founding member of The Greencards, he received two Grammy nominations and created 4 albums for DualTone and Sugar Hill Records.