Brandon Godman: Co-Founder

Brandon got his literal “bluegrass roots” growing up in Kentucky, and honed them in as a professional touring musician in Nashville, TN for 9 years before moving to San Francisco, CA in 2016.  He performs regularly as the fiddler for Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, and with other local groups in the Bay Area.  When Brandon isn’t playing fiddles he is buying, selling, trading, working on, and studying them with his business, The Fiddle Mercantile.  He has been involved with Bluegrass Pride since its inception in 2017, and is also currently a board member of the California Bluegrass Association.  “I feel Bluegrass Pride is a vital organization to not only highlight the diversity of the bluegrass community, but also the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community."