About

Hello!

My name is Daniel Ullom and I’m a musician based out Puyallup, WA. I play mandolin in addition to guitar and bass. I mostly focus on bluegrass and old-time music, but as any musician will say, that’s not all I do.

I’ve been performing professionally for over a decade and toured all over the United States.  You can check out my sound on the video and projects pages. I just released my debut solo album The Swanannoa Sessions featuring master fiddlers Tatiana Hargreaves, Rob Fong, John Duncan and Lindsay Pruett. You can check that out on my projects page.

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I grew up in the Yakima Valley in central Washington state surrounded by dry foothills and apple orchards. Some of my earliest memories involve playing back-up mandolin for my dad during family sing-a-longs. At the age 11,  I started taking mandolin lessons from a local musician, who introduced me to the world of fiddle tunes and folk songs. When I was 16, a neighbor discovered that I played mandolin and invited me  over to my first bluegrass party. It was a potluck-style picking party, the first of many to come. The inclusive and empowering culture surrounding the music instantly hooked me, and I was soon obsessively learning about the history and tradition surrounding bluegrass and old-time music.

I moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington, which placed me in the middle of a bustling music scene. I quickly began building a repertoire in American roots music and eventually found myself playing full-time and teaching lessons.

After a few amazing years in the Seattle scene, I decided to pack up and fly across the US to Asheville, North Carolina to join a vibrant scene surrounding  a long tradition of old-time and bluegrass music. In 2021, I recorded an album with some of my favorite fiddlers and released it as The Swannanoa Sessions. 

As of 2022, I’m currently residing in Puyallup, WA. Stay tuned for new music to come!

If you’d like to know more about me and my music, send me a message at ulohdan@gmail.com

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