Chad Darou
  • Bluegrass / Americana / Folk
  • Location:
    AMERICA NORTH: USA:Tennessee (TN)
  • Record Label:
    Chadaroo Records
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  • "Tennessee Blues" Preview single from Chad's upcoming Album titled "RAISING THE BAR"
    Genre: Bluegrass
    MP3 (03:49) [8.74 MB]
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Chad started making music at the early age of eight. He would sit in front of the family "Hi-fi" and painstakingly transcribe what he was hearing into notes on whatever instrument he happened to be holding, banjo, mando, or guitar. He was particularly drawn to Bluegrass, and was soon listening to artists like JD Crowe, Flatt and Scruggs, Bill Monroe and whatever he could get, on that same "Hi Fi".
By the time Chad reached twelve years of age, he was playing well enough to be asked to perform at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville Tennessee. Then came the Grand Ole Opry with legends Charlie Collins and "Brother" Oswald. Chad wanted to tour and the opportunity soon arrived.
At age 17, he was invited to tour with Banjo innovator Bill Keith, which led to a spot with mandolinist Frank Wakefield's band. While finishing up college, Chad played with Del Reeves, Bill Harrell, The Gibson Brothers, Bill Anderson, Boxcar Willie and James King.
Chad spent 2016 on the road with "The Dave Adkins Band" and has appeared with members of the Lonesome River Band and Frank Solivan with Dirty Kitchen.
Currently, Chad is co-producing his own CD project featuring a host of top Artists under the Chadaroo label. Bluegrass greats Dave Adkins, Merl Johnson, Rick Faris, Dan Eubanks, Greg Cahill, Mike Munford, Cia Cherryholmes, Jim Van Cleve, Valerie Smith, Alecia Nugent, Nick Dumas, and others are backing Chad for this project.
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