Brittany Haas

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Brittany Haas
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Haas performing at MerleFest in Wilkes County, North Carolina, in 2011.
Photo by Forrest L. Smith, III.
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Folk, bluegrass
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Fiddle
Associated acts Crooked Still, Natalie Haas, Republic of Strings

Brittany Haas is an American fiddle player. She is best known as a member of the Boston-based alternative bluegrass band, Crooked Still, which is currently on hiatus.

Haas graduated from Princeton University in 2009 and was a member of the Princeton University Band. She has been a member of Darol Anger's Republic of Strings. Her first CD, Brittany Haas, was released on Ook records in 2004 and includes guest musicians Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Todd Sickafoose, Mike Marshall, and her sister, cellist Natalie Haas. Her repertoire focuses on Appalachian mountain music played on the five-string fiddle. She studied with Darol Anger for several years and also credits Bruce Molsky as a mentor. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Haas is a member of the house band for the documentary Porchlight Sessions. She performs with the trio Haas Kowert Tice with Paul Kowert on bass and Jordan Tice on guitar. She has also played in a duo with Lauren Rioux.

Haas is currently on tour as part of the band Dave Rawlings Machine, in support of their album Nashville Obsolete--an album on which Haas appeared on multiple tracks as a guest performer. The tour started in November 2015 and will continue through April 2016.[citation needed]


  • Brittany Haas (2004)

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