New & Notable

Time to travel west 2016! - Time to travel west. Details on the trip, the sale of the house and shows on the way!

Beyond the Waterfall - Sound Files - Beyond the Waterfall - Sound Files are now available for a $7 download at

Ohio time - Back in Ohio!

Beyond the Waterfall: Extraordinary Tunes for Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo - Beyond the Waterfall: Extraordinary Tunes for Fiddle and Clawhammer Banjo is now in stock.

Spring update - Spring update brings travel filled with workshops and shows.

Winter in Tucson - Winter music is happening; Clawcamp East is set!

Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch - Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch now only $20! Flat bound with online audio allows Mel Bay to drop the price dramatically. Content remains the same.

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Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, & Stories of the Road

Dan Levenson is a modern day troubadour in the truest sense of the word. A full time musician, Dan travels the country with banjo and fiddle singing songs and telling stories of the road, his musical journey and his Southern Appalachian roots.

Dan is native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He now makes his home in Tucson, Arizona year round when he is not on the road.

Take some time to explore the site. Check out Dan's instructional material (books and DVDs), and listen to some clips from his CDs.


His stage show, An Evening with Dan Levenson is an intimate evening of musical conversation that combines old time fiddle, Appalachian banjo, stories and song in a storytelling format to tell the story of life in rural Appalachia and life on the roads of America via the music of our country.

And his new band, Squirrelly Dan and The Cat Mountain Rounders, will have you dancing your feet off.


Dan combines superb musicianship with the ability to teach what he knows in a way folks can understand and apply to their own playing.

Dan's workshops get rave reviews, and many students come back for more.

Award winning musician

  • Grand Champion Fiddle - Ajo, AZ 2010
  • State Champion Clawhammer Banjo - Ohio 2005
  • 1st place Adult fiddle; 1st place Trick and Fancy; 1st place Husband/Wife - Yuma, AZ 2006

CDs and Instructional Books

Dan is well-known among old time music fans for his recordings (solo, and with The Boiled Buzzards) and his instructional material for clawhammer banjo and old-time fiddle.

Barenaked Banjo Early Bird Special Eat At Joe's Fine Dining Light of the Moon New Frontier Traveling Home Salt and Grease CD Box Set Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch (DVDs) Old Time Festival Tunes for Fiddle & Mandolin Buzzard Banjo Clawhammer Style Old Time Festival Tunes for ClawhammerBanjo Gospel Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch (CDs) Kyle Creed Clawhammer Banjo Master Beginner's Special Package

Contact Dan

Dan Levenson

Cell: 412-551-0933