Chance McCoy grew up in the small village of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where in his early 20's he received a grant to study with master elder Appalachian musicians from the surrounding mountains, After years of studying the fiddle and other local folk traditions he went on to win the Fiddle, Banjo and Dulcimer championships in his home state.
In 2012 Chance was living in obscurity in a one room cabin teaching fiddle lessons when a cold call from Old Crow Medicine Show landed him an invite to join the legendary Americana band of ‘Wagon Wheel’ fame. He went from living in poverty to sharing some of the worlds largest stages with bands such as The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons.
His first album with Old Crow, where he debuted his talents as song writer, singer and instrumentalist, earned the band a Grammy for best folk album. In 2013 Old Crow was inducted as members of The Grand Ole Opry.
His first LP ’Wander Wide’ set to be released in 2019 is a collection of masterfully written songs woven with threads of folk, indie, and rock.
Chance currently lives on his farm in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia where he enjoys a rustic back to the land lifestyle, creating new music, scoring films and producing videos.