Brian Vegh is a violinist, violist, fiddler, composer, and teacher in New York City. Originally from California, he first moved to New York to earn his degree in string performance and composition at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Du Yun (2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner), Brian Conway (1986 All Ireland Fiddle Champion), and Danielle Farina and Anna Kruger (Former violists of the acclaimed LARK quartet). Brian performs in a wide variety of venues and events in the Tri-State area, bringing his flexibility and diverse musical background to every performance.
In 2017 he joined Irish Punk Band The Narrowbacks as full time fiddler. Since then he has played shows in the Tri-state area, Cleveland, Indianapolis, and Nashville. In March he traveled with the band on the March with Magners Tour, sponsered by Magners, the Irish Cider company. The tour concluded with a sold out show in NYC's Bowery Ballroom on St. Patrick's Day.
In 2017 Brian also joined the Queer Country band Paisley Fields as a session musician to record their latest album, Glitter and Sawdust. A song from the album, Can't Stop Our Love, was recognized by Wide Open Country as one of the best songs of 2018, a recognition shared with well known Country stars including Kacey Musgraves and Joshua Hedley. After the conclusion of the session, he was invited to continue performing as the regular fiddler for the band. Since then Paisley Fields has toured extensively on the West Coast and Midwest, headlining at Seattle Pride and also performing shows with Lavender Country, the first band to ever release a queer country album in 1973.