David Bass

David Bass is a founding member of The Freight Hoppers. He also performs with the North Carolina-based old-time band The Forge Mountain Diggers. Bass is an award-winning American fiddler specializing in old-time music. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Bass began playing fiddle at the age of seven and mandolin at 14, and started playing in Contra dance bands in his mid-teens. He has remained active in the Old-Time music scene since then.