Tristan Clarridge is regarded as one of the best Texas-style fiddlers of all time, having won the Grand National Fiddle Championship Contest five times. A multi-instrumentalist and pioneering cellist, Tristan creatively synthesizes traditional folk influences with rhythmic vocabulary from jazz, rock and pop music, and is leading a revolution among adventurous young cellists throughout the USA and beyond.
He has toured the world with bluegrass/nu-folk sensation Crooked Still and Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings, as well as Mike Marshall, Bruce Molsky and Cape Breton fiddle phenomenon Natalie MacMaster. Also a part of The Bee Eaters, Tristan's talents have been sought by many across the globe.
Tristan and sister Tashina co-founded the Mt Shasta Music Summit, now in its 13th year, which unites the highest level of musical masterminds with musicians of all ages and skill levels, for a series of workshops and all-star concerts exploring the connections between musical traditions of the world, in a holistic community environment.