Alex DePue

Alex DePue studied classical violin at Bowling Green State University. He developed an interest and began competing in improvisational music, or fiddling, at age seven. He won numerous trophies and has held the Mid-American, Ohio, and Wood County fiddling champion titles. Alex reigned as the Michigan State Fiddling Champion from 1994-1998; won the first-place trophy at the Walnut Valley Fiddle Championship in Winfield, Kansas in 1999 and 2005; and won first place in the Halletsville, TX "Gone to Texas National Fiddling Championship" in 2000. He has been ranked among the top ten fiddlers in the nation at the Grand Masters Fiddling Championship in Nashville, TN and is a two-time winner of The Alabama State Fiddling Championship (2005-2006). In 2006 he also won the California State Old Time Fiddlers’ Association Championship and was deemed, "Fiddle King", at the Tennessee Valley Old-time Fiddling Championship in Athens, Alabama.

From 2000-2007, Alex toured as musical director/fiddler with Capitol Recording artist, Chris Cagle, with whom he can still be seen on The Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Television and Great American Country. Alex is on hiatus from a world tour with legendary rock guitarist, Steve Vai.

In addition to playing, Alex is also a published composer and arranger of music and has self-produced two of CD’s that are available through his website.