Amherst, MA


Chris Brashear plays fiddle, mandolin and guitar and sings lead and harmony parts. With over 25 years of professional experience as a performer, producer, teacher, recording artist and songwriter, he also maintains a veterinary practice! Chris has performed in numerous bands including Robin and Linda Williams, Kentucky Rose and the Maurizio Geri Swingtet.

He is a popular instructor at camps and festivals nationwide, including Augusta Heritage, the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, Banjo and Mandolin Camps North, Berea College Music Festival, and the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention.

“Best class at any camp I’ve ever been to.”
“Wow! Chris Brashear gives a lot of himself to his students. Really felt that he gave some thought to what he wanted to teach.”
“Chris is fantastic– articulate and eloquent. Great song choices, great singing, great guy, great advice.”
“A wonderfully warm and encouraging teacher. He conveyed so much passion and affection for the music that I am inspired to listen to this music more.”
“Very accessible class, great instructor! I loved the balance of singing and storytelling/ historical content.”
“Chris is a very likable and knowledgeable guy. Feedback to students was sensitive and insightful. Really nice class.”
Chris’s Camps