New & Notable

Banjo Tune Special - Summer Banjo Tunebook Special! OTFavs and OTFestival Tunes for one low price!

Summer at the Ohio Homestead - Old Time Music camp is coming right up - 3 spots left! The sun is shining, vegetables and flowers growing, lawn mowed and birds a'chirpin' away!

Old-Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo - Old Time Favorites for Clawhammer Banjo is now available! 62 more tunes! 2 tab lines plus chords and standard notation. Fiddle/Mandolin version also available

2014 camp deposit - Summer Old Time Music camp at the homstead is July 18-20, 2014. Deposits are now being accepted to hold your spot.

Homestead Camp 2014 - The banjo and fiddle old time music workshop will happen again this year! At the Ohio Homestead.

Rock the Cradle - Another video from The Valentines Eve house concert. John Walkenback on banjo.

Live Red Haired Boy - New video from the Valentine's Eve Performance. Red Haired Boy by this red haired boy! (Well, it used to be...)

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Clawhammer Banjo, Appalachian Fiddle, & Stories of the Road

Dan Levenson is a modern day troubadour in the truest sense of the word. A full time musician, Dan travels the country with banjo and fiddle singing songs and telling stories of the road, his musical journey and his Southern Appalachian roots.

Dan is native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has a home in Southern Ohio for when he is not on the road or in the Southwest for winter.

Take some time to explore the site. Check out Dan's instructional material (books and DVDs), and listen to some clips from his CDs.


His stage show, An Evening with Dan Levenson, combines old time fiddle, Appalachian banjo, stories and song in a storytelling format to tell the story of life in rural Appalachia and life on the roads of America via the music of our country.

And his band, The Boiled Buzzards, will have you dancing your feet off.


Dan combines superb musicianship with the ability to teach what he knows in a way folks can understand and apply to their own playing.

Dan's workshops get rave reviews, and many students come back for more.

Award winning musician

  • Grand Champion Fiddle - Ajo, AZ 2010
  • State Champion Clawhammer Banjo - Ohio 2005
  • 1st place Adult fiddle; 1st place Trick and Fancy; 1st place Husband/Wife - Yuma, AZ 2006

CDs and Instructional Books

Dan is well-known among old time music fans for his recordings (solo, and with The Boiled Buzzards) and his instructional material for clawhammer banjo and old-time fiddle.

Barenaked Banjo Early Bird Special Eat At Joe's Fine Dining Light of the Moon New Frontier Traveling Home Salt and Grease CD Box Set Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch (DVDs) Old Time Festival Tunes for Fiddle & Mandolin Buzzard Banjo Clawhammer Style Old Time Festival Tunes for ClawhammerBanjo Gospel Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch (CDs) Kyle Creed Clawhammer Banjo Master Beginner's Special Package

Contact Dan

Dan Levenson

Cell: 412-551-0933