Native Californian Christian Ward, recently relocated to Birmingham, Alabama, is recognized as one of the best young fiddle players in the country. He currently tours regionally and nationally with Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys.
Since his professional debut at the early age of twelve, Christian has performed all over the world with his family band including brother Austin and dad Eric Uglum, Brothers Barton & Overdrive, Chris Stuart & Backcountry, The Amanda and Scott Anderson Band, Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run, and occasionally other bands. He spent three years playing fiddle and touring nationally and internationally with Sierra Hull and Highway 111. He has also shared the stage with some legendary musicians including Ricky Skaggs, Earl Scruggs, and Bela Fleck. In 2012, Christian was honored with the “Momentum Award” by the International Bluegrass Music Association, which recognizes key up and coming contributors to the music industry. In 2013 he was named the winner of the Florida State Fiddle Contest.
Christian is offering fiddle lessons for all ages and skill levels from his Birmingham, Alabama base. In-person and Skype lessons are available.
Christian is also an experienced session player and is available for recording session work.
Check out Christian's playing below!