Fats Kaplin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fats Kaplin
Fats Kaplin playing Kay parlor guitar.jpg
Background information
BornManhattan, New York, United States
Years active2004-present

Fats Kaplin is an American musician, born in New York City. He is best known as a fiddler. He also plays guitar, button accordion, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, an Arab oud, and a Turkish cümbüş, among others.[1][2] He has worked with artists such as Jack White,[3] Trisha Yearwood, The Tractors, Nanci Griffith, Pure Prairie League, John Prine, Roy Bookbinder and Beck.

He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and is married to musician Kristi Rose.[4] In 2003, he started playing with fellow country artists and Nashville residents Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch, as Kane Welch Kaplin.[5][6][7][8][9]


With Kristi Rose[edit]

  • I Wonder As I Wander, 2010[12]
  • You're Still Around, 2011[13]

With Kane Welch Kaplin[edit]


  1. ^ "Sideman Fats Kaplin gets own spotlight at Americana fest". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  2. ^ "Stream Paul Burch's Jimmie Rodgers Concept Album". Rolling Stone. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  3. ^ Fats Kaplin & Jack White, epiphone.com; accessed July 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Quill, Greg. "Mariposa's pulp faction", Toronto Star, July 8, 2004.
  5. ^ "Five things you didn't know about Fats Kaplin, music maker, magic master". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  6. ^ Beckett, Bill. "Shreveport House Concert Series: Kevin & Dustin Welch". redriverradio.org. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  7. ^ "5 Nashville places for rock fans". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  8. ^ "Paul Burch: Meridian Rising « American Songwriter". American Songwriter. 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  9. ^ "Fats Kaplin Album Discography AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  10. ^ a b "The Fatman Cometh", cmt.com; accessed July 14, 2015.
  11. ^ Irish, Paul. (September 29, 2011). "Music for Hugh's Room or maybe a newsroom", Toronto Star, p. E11
  12. ^ CD Baby, I Wonder As I Wander, http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fatskaplinkristirose
  13. ^ CD Baby, You're Still Around, http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kristirosefatskaplin
  14. ^ Dead Reckoning Records, You Can't Save Everybody, http://www.deadreckoners.com/music/cant_save_everybody.html
  15. ^ Dead Reckoning Records, Lost John Dean, http://www.deadreckoners.com/music/lost_john_dean.html
  16. ^ Dead Reckoning Records, Kane Welch Kaplin, http://www.deadreckoners.com/music/kane_welch_kaplin_cd.html