New & Notable

San Diego March 1, 2020 All Day Fiddle Workshops - San Diego Fiddle Workshops Sunday March 1, 2020 Make a day of it! Skills and Technique - 10 AM - Noon; Repertoire - Tunes and more - 1:30 - 3:30 - PM $40 each, $75 for both

Dan and the Cat Mountain Rounders play Jacquie’s Little Pine Siskin with Shuckin’ the Brush - LIVE from the Living Room Floor series.

Dan and the Cat Mountain Rounders play Sandy Boys to Tom And Jerry - LIVE from the Living Room Floor series.

E-Books - Order e-Books now through this site for all of my titles!

Dan Levenson & The Cat Mountain Rounders! - Meet the Rounders! more about Dan's bandmates!


Dan Levenson and The Cat Mountain Rounders play their Rocky Mountain Trio - Squirrelly Dan Levenson and The Cat Mountain Rounders caught live playing a set of Rocky Mountain tunes!

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

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2017 Recipient of a Master Artist Award from the Southwest Folklife Alliance

Photo by Steven Meckler

Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, & Stories of the Road

Dan is a 2017 recipients of the coveted Arizona Master Artist Award grants from the Southwest Folklife Alliance for his lifetime of achievements in the tradition of Appalachian Old Time music.

A modern day troubadour in the truest sense of the word, Dan is a full time musician who travels the country with fiddle and banjo, 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, Dan Levenson and The Cat Mountain Rounders , will have you dancing your feet off all over the country!


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

  • Southwest Folklife Alliance Master Artist Award - 2017
  • 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