Quick Facts

  • Proudly endorses Metcalfe Mandolins
  • JBovier Acoustic Stringed instruments produce the Darren Nicholson Model mandolin A5-X
  • Grammy Nomination (2006)
  • 5 Time IBMA Award Recipient
  • Performed as part of Zac Brown Band's Southern Ground Music Festival plus collaborative recordings
  • Appeared with Merle Haggard
  • Performed numerous times at the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium
Latest News & Ramblings

February 27, 2015, 10:34 pm
Just finished up sound check in Indianapolis with Balsam Range. And I got these pictures of the top and back of my new Sorenson Octave Mandolin. Pretty excited. Beautiful

February 25, 2015, 5:35 pm
On the road in Indiana and Ohio with Balsam Range this weekend

Balsam Range, Helen Highwater perform at Parrish Auditorium
Miami University Regional Artist Series continues Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
February 25, 2015, 4:54 pm
Tomorrow nights show at Smoky Mountain coffee roasters is going to be rescheduled once again due to weather. So sorry guys and gals...we will do it in the spring when it's safe for everyone to travel. Everyone stay safe and warm.
February 24, 2015, 1:37 pm
Old man winter strikes again. Our shows in Knoxville have been canceled ...we will reschedule and post asap.