U.S. Grand Master Fiddle Champion, Daniel has competed in virtually every major fiddle competition in the United States. He has been crowned the Tennessee Valley Old-Time Fiddlers Convention "Fiddle King" an amazing 7 times. Other conquests include Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee State Championships as well as Lake Superior, North Cascades, Colorado Open, Grand Lake National, and The World Series of Fiddling Championships. Daniel can often be found in the judge's seat, recently judging the Indiana State, Colorado Rocky Mountain Fiddle Championships, Oregon State, Wyoming State, Northwest Regional, U.S. Grand Master Fiddle Contest and the National Old-Time Fiddler's Contest in Weiser, Idaho.

Daniel has performed with dozens of accomplished musicians such as Tim O’Brien, Mark O'Connor, Bela Fleck, Alasdair Fraser, The Moody Blues, Martin Hayes, The Battlefield Band, Bobby Hicks, Natalie MacMaster, Buddy Spicher, and many others. In a tribute to Roy Acuff, Daniel performed on the Grand Ole Opry with fiddling greats Vassar Clements and Aubrey Haynie. His performances also include playing for the 1996 Summer Olympics and appearing on the Country Music Association Awards Show with the band, Alabama. For eight years, Daniel was a member of the Celtic band, Full Moon Ensemble. Their unique blend of Irish, Scottish, and early American music was heard across the United States and worldwide from Ontario, Canada, to the hills of Campbeltown, Scotland.

A seasoned and diverse performer, Daniel is not only comfortable playing old-time, bluegrass, and contest-style, but Celtic, and classical as well. He studied violin privately for 8 years during which time he was concertmaster of The Huntsville Youth Orchestra and later a member of the Huntsville Symphony. Daniel's studies led him to Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music where he studied with Christian Teal. Daniel completed his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 1995.

In addition to Daniel's five personal recordings, he has played on various other projects on Rounder, Sugar Hill, and Rebel Records. From Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, Daniel has recorded with Alison Krauss, Sam Bush, John Cowan, Jim Hurst, Claire Lynch, Michael English, Larry Cordle, and others. His participation in, “Moody Bluegrass: A Nashville Tribute to the Moody Blues,” earned him a nomination for Recorded Event of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association and climbed to number 8 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart. Daniel can also be found on Kenny and Amanda Smith's Grammy nominated project, "Tell Someone" on Rebel Records. Daniel and Amy’s duo recording, Col Arco, reached number 5 on the Acoustic/Folk Radio Charts in August of 2007.

Daniel maintains a busy schedule teaching privately and as an instructor at numerous camps and workshops. He has instructed at Mark O'Connor's Fiddle Camps and String Conferences the past 15 years and taught at Vanderbilt University’s International Fiddle School and the Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, North Carolina.

When not performing or teaching, Daniel enjoys transcribing classic fiddle recordings, composing, and arranging. His meticulous attention to detail is displayed on his transcriptions of Mark O’Connor’s recording, "Soppin' the Gravy.”
"I have great admiration not only for Daniel's unsurpassed talents on his instrument but also for his ability to share that knowledge with others. I witnessed first hand his instructional skills and was impressed by the fact that he is equally at home teaching beginners or advanced students, young people or those advanced in years! He is humble, kind, generous and funny to boot. There's nobody else like him - though I'm sure he will inspire many to try!"
April Verch
Canadian Fiddling Sensation & Rounder Recording Artist

“Daniel Carwile is one of those rare musicians who has it all: impeccable technique, a distinctive and original voice, stylistic mastery & versatility, genuine expression, and a teacher's heart that generously shares its knowledge with others. It is always a pleasure to listen, learn, and jam with him.”
Dr. David Wallace
Faculty, The Juilliard School

“I started taking lessons at the local violin shop from Daniel Carwile. If you have not heard him make sure you do. I learned more from him in a half dozen lessons than I did another teacher in a couple semesters at the local tech/arts school.”
Mike Compton
Grammy Award Winner & IBMA Mandolinist of the Year

"Until I started lessons with Amy, I never realized learning an instrument could be so rewarding and fulfilling. Her patience, expertise and enthusiasm made each lesson such a joy and kept me motivated. She has been such an inspiration and I am thankful for this wonderful gift of music she has shared with me."
Sandra Lewis
Former Student, Pullman, WA

"Daniel Carwile is one of those fiddle players that you hear one time and never forget. His utter mastery of the instrument coupled with his exhilarating playing style brings audiences to their feet time and time again. His pedagogical expertise is second to none. He has respect for tradition along with a gift for stimulating creativity, a combination that is crucial to the learning process. His inspirational playing and teaching has reached hundreds, including myself. He is truly one the great musicians around today."
Cassidy Koonce
Former Student & Kentucky State Fiddle Champion

"I had the great pleasure of meeting Daniel Carwile while teaching at Mark O'Connor's fiddle camp in Nashville. Daniel's an amazingly fluid player who makes fiddle playing seem effortless. I was really taken by his playing but also impressed by his teaching skills, he's a kind and patient teacher."
Angella Ahn
Virtuoso Violinist - Ahn Trio

"Daniel, your professionalism, mixed with your quips of music nostalgia, your quick-witted humor and your 'tangents' of conversation...all somehow related to the lesson...made us laugh, smile and think. Your analogies and humbleness about life are precious...a rare find these days! Never lose those qualities - you are a fantastic teacher!"
Barbara Ferrer
Mother of Student, Nashville, TN