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Fats Kaplin is an American musician, born in New York City. He is best known as a fiddler. He also plays guitar, button accordion, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, an Arab oud, and a Turkish cümbüş, among others.[1][2] He has worked with artists such as Jack White,[3] Trisha Yearwood, The Tractors, Nanci Griffith, Pure Prairie League, John Prine, Roy Bookbinder and Beck.

Fats Kaplin
Fats Kaplin playing Kay parlor guitar.jpg
Background information
BornManhattan, New York, United States
Years active2004-present

He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and is married to musician Kristi Rose.[4]. In 2003, he started playing with fellow country artists and Nashville residents Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch, as Kane Welch Kaplin.[5][6][7][8][9]


With Kristi RoseEdit

  • I Wonder As I Wander, 2010[12]
  • You're Still Around, 2011[13]

With Kane Welch KaplinEdit


  1. ^ "Sideman Fats Kaplin gets own spotlight at Americana fest". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  2. ^ "Stream Paul Burch's Jimmie Rodgers Concept Album". Rolling Stone. 2016-02-26. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  3. ^ Fats Kaplin & Jack White,; accessed July 14, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Quill, Greg. "Mariposa's pulp faction", Toronto Star, July 8, 2004.
  5. ^ "Five things you didn't know about Fats Kaplin, music maker, magic master". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  6. ^ Beckett, Bill. "Shreveport House Concert Series: Kevin & Dustin Welch". Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  7. ^ "5 Nashville places for rock fans". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  8. ^ "Paul Burch: Meridian Rising « American Songwriter". American Songwriter. 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  9. ^ "Fats Kaplin Album Discography AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-22.
  10. ^ a b "The Fatman Cometh",; accessed July 14, 2015.
  11. ^ Irish, Paul. (September 29, 2011). "Music for Hugh's Room or maybe a newsroom", Toronto Star, p. E11
  12. ^ CD Baby, I Wonder As I Wander,
  13. ^ CD Baby, You're Still Around,
  14. ^ Dead Reckoning Records, You Can't Save Everybody,
  15. ^ Dead Reckoning Records, Lost John Dean,
  16. ^ Dead Reckoning Records, Kane Welch Kaplin,