Michael Cleveland Taps Béla Fleck, Billy Strings, Charlie Starr & More To Guest On New Album

Preview Lovin' Of The Game with “Sunny Days (Are Comin’ Once Again)."

By Nate Todd Dec 6, 2022 9:45 am PST

Acclaimed fiddler Michael Cleveland detailed a new album, Lovin’ Of The Game, featuring Béla Fleck, Billy Strings, Charlie Starr and more. The album is due out on March 3 via Compass Records.

Cleveland co-produced Lovin’ Of The Game with Jeff White and Sean Sullivan. Along with Fleck, Strings and Starr, additional contributors include The Travelin’ McCourys and Vince Gill.

“He plays fearless and it’s intoxicating to play with him because he makes you play fearless,” Vince Gill said of Cleveland “He takes no prisoners but he plays with restraint and a soul. He plays without abandon. It’s wicked to see how much music he pulls out of a bow. He’s untouchable.”

“People know me as a traditional bluegrass fiddle player, which is what I love to do,” Cleveland added, “but this album is more than just the pure tradition. It’s a little bit of a departure for me.”

Cleveland previewed Lovin’ Of The Game in October with “Sunny Days (Are Comin’ Once Again)” featuring Jeff White and Dan Tyminski. Listen below:

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