Musician | Composer | Teacher | Recording Artist
Shelby grew up in Northern Ohio playing square dances with his mom, dad and grandmother. The band consisted of his grandmother and the Fulton County Sand Shifters.
As a member of Roy Clark's band for 15 years, Shelby recorded five albums with Roy and appeared numerous times on The Tonight Show and Hee Haw. Currently he performs 20 times per month and teaches fiddle, mandolin and guitar to 30 students.
Instruments: Fiddle, Viola, Chin-cello, Mandolin, Mandola, Mando-cello, Alto Guitar and Guitar.
• National Fiddler's Hall of Fame - Education Director
• Tulsa Symphony Orchestra - Education Committee
• Harwelden Repertory Artist - 2006, 2007, 2008
• Harwelden Artist in the School
• Roy Clark Band - 15 Years, 5 Albums
• Hee Haw - 10 Years
• Tonight Show - 4 Performances
• Multiple TV Performances - Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Now, Crook and Chase, Merv Griffin
• Roy Clark Russian Tour and TV Special
• Sponge Bob Squarepants Sound Track
• Sony Playstation Game Soundtrack - "Dukes of Hazard"
• "Old Time Fiddling" CD
• "Dance Of The Gypsies" CD
• J.J. Cale CD "Roll On"
• J.J. Cale CD "To Tulsa and Back"
• Tractors CD "Fast Girl"
• Roy D. Mercer CD "Fishin' Report" theme
• Mark Bruner / Shelby Eicher CD "Blues Stay Away From Me"
• Mark Bruner / Shelby Eicher self titled CD
• Hank Thompson CD "My Personal Favorites"
• Musical Director "Honky Tonk Angels"
• Studio Musician; album, jingle and movie soundtracks
• Private Fiddle, Mandolin and Guitar Instructor
• Musical Groups: Mark Bruner & Shelby Eicher, Shelby Eicher Hot Gypsy Trio, Cafe' Jazz, The Grasshoppers, The Kings of Western Swing, Riders of the Cimarron, Cowbop.
• Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend (Instructor and Artist 2005)
• Judge for Oklahoma State Fiddle Championship (8 Years)
One of the greatest accomplishments is watching my students develop into talented musicians. There are many gifted young musicians today. This is good for us all.....
The National Fiddler's Hall of Fame honors fiddlings national treasures. The NFHoF also promotes fiddling via workshops and educational programs provided directly to schools.