Bridger Dunnagan is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording artist based in Boulder, Colorado. Growing up in the Gallatin Valley of Montana fostered a strong reverence & respect for the natural world with a family who always saw the profound magic and power of music.

 

In his teenage years, his passion and energy poured into and grew in competitive cross-country skiing- warming up for races with an eclectic soundtrack of classic rock, jazz, hip hop, and American acoustic genres. In his college years, he picked up his fiddle again and began to experience the transcendence of connecting with other people through music in acoustic jam sessions. By his junior year of college at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT he was studying classical violin with Angella Ahn (Ahn Trio) and Jazz with saxophonist Ryan Matzinger, while obtaining a degree in Sustainable Food Systems. Summer voyages to Colorado led to relocating to the Front Range so that he could participate in the bustling music community he had fallen in love with. Bridger has played fiddle, octave mandolin, banjo and sang in a multitude of Front Range musical groups. He is the fiddler in Denver-based Bluegrass quintet Turkeyfoot, and continues to developed his solo set of originals and eclectic covers. Bridger draws from a deeply cultivated appreciation and passion for fiddle styles like Old-Time, Bluegrass and Swing. His musical voice evokes a freedom amongst tasteful musical fluency, innovation, and a heartfelt sense of touch with American folk music. Although American acoustic styles will always remain close to his heart, his musical horizons are wide. In the absence of performing his musical life due to the coronavirus pandemic, he is ardently digging into other types of music while experimenting with the craft of recording and producing.