Chance McCoy

OneBeat 2012 Fellow

Dulcimer Player, Fiddler, Singer

Harper's Ferry, United States

Champion fiddle player Chance McCoy embodies the pioneering spirit of his Appalachian roots. Wandering melodies and plaintive ballads, animated by virtuosic banjo and violin playing, breathe life into this traditional mountain music. An award-winning musician and singer, he currently performs with beloved Americana outfit Old Crow Medicine Show. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Chance plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and dulcimer. Backed by a group of seasoned folk musicians, Chance recently released his debut full-length album, Chance McCoy and The Appalachian String Band. An award-winning musician and singer, he currently performs with Americana outfit Old Crow Medicine Show as well as collaborating with other artists and performing solo. Chance is keen to discover innovative methods of conjuring an authentic Appalachian atmosphere while still leaving opportunity for contemporary influences. He has eagerly teamed up with artists from a range of genres, from swing to rock to electro. In turn, Chance offers his unique, authentic sound to interested students around the world, teaching intimate music lessons via Skype.