ABOUT COLEMAN “COLETRAIN” SMITH

Coleman Smith is a world-renowned cross-genre violinist. Coleman, a 30-plus-year veteran of violin performance and education, blends an understanding of classical, jazz, folk, country, and bluegrass elements into his performances and workshops. While studying music at the college level Coleman was able to double major in both music performance and music pedagogy. This has allowed him to build a reputation for being one of the leading educators/performers within the acoustics music scene in both Colorado and beyond. Coleman is also a founding member of the Colorado-based Bluegrass group Rapidgrass, and also regularly performs with David Lawrence & the Spoonful, Gypsy Cattle Drive, and The Bluegrass Journeymen. Coleman has had the honor of sharing the stage with a plethora of incredible musicians ranging from Leftover Salmon to Dierks Bentley, Roy Williams & The Human Hands, Billy Cardine, Jeff Austin Band, Pheobe Hunt & The Gatherers, Grant Farm, and most recently Billy Strings. He has over a decade of experience both teaching and running music education programs in the US as well as abroad in India and Europe. In 2018 Coleman moved his music school Coletrain Music Academy from Decatur, Texas to Buena Vista, Colorado where he serves as the Music Director and a full-time educator teaching beginner to advanced violin, guitar, bass, and mandolin lessons. 

FEATURED TRACKS

These featured tracks showcase Coleman Smith on fiddle as well as his experience as a songwriter, composer, and producer.

David Lawrence & the Spoonful Debut Album Lean In | Coleman co-produced several of the tracks with David as well as recorded violin, mandolin, and back-up vocals.
Further On Down The Line was written and composed by Coleman Smith with members of Rapidgrass for the bands 2019 album, Take Him River.
Joseph Joseph featured Coleman on fiddle and was recorded live in Chamonix, France with Rapidgrass during a residency the band was awarded at Maison de Artist in 2019.

Coleman Smith is a principled, wide-ranging badass of a fiddler. He can provide whatever tenderness is needed for your emotional condition, or shred your drapes right off the wall. His Texan aplomb and his ability to fully inhabit any piece of music are becoming legendary all over the West. His commitment to music education in his chosen home region will reverberate positively for many decades. -Darol Anger