Daisy Caire is a flatpicking guitarist, vocalist, fiddler, and songwriter based in Northern California. A 2021 nominee for IBMA's Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award, her bluegrass roots mix with groovy old-time, intricate originals, and a touch of Latin and Swedish music to create a unique, varied sound. Daisy has performed at venues such as the Strawberry Music Festival, Largo at the Cornet in Los Angeles as a guest on Watkin’s Family Hour, The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CBA’s Father’s Day Festival, and IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. She has perform alongside musicians Sean Watkins, Molly Tuttle, Jody Stecher, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Laurie Lewis, and Nina Gerber, and has opened for Michael Cleveland, Hawktail, Laurie Lewis and Nina Gerber, and David Grier. 

Daisy's musical journey started at age six when she sang and picked her first songs with her family as the El Dorado Family Band. She quickly discovered a joy for playing music with others and co-founded Rambling Minors, a popular youth bluegrass band, where she was featured on radio stations KVMR, KPFA, and KQED's California Report, opened for Micheal Cleveland, played at CBA’s Father’s Day Festival, and recorded an EP length CD. 

Daisy then co-founded another popular youth bluegrass band—North Country Blue. Daisy, as a part of North Country Blue, played the Strawberry Music Festival and CBA’s Father’s Day Festival, was featured on Insight with Beth Ruyack in 2019, played Viva Las VeGrass, and recorded a full-length album. Two of Daisy's originals, The Counting Song and Ruby High, were featured on the album. 

Daisy has represented the California Bluegrass Association's Youth Program at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass four times. She was featured on Tedx talk “Seeds of Music” by singer/songwriter Phoebe Hunt. Her original tune "Remy's Breakdown,” won 2nd place in the Mike Auldridge Instrumental Composition Contest here. She was a guest on Watkins Family Hour at Largo at the Cornet. 

Keep an eye out for Daisy’s “beautiful, soulful, and mature debut” (Scott Nygaard) album Chasin’ After the Wind, coming out March 5th. Please contact Daisy at for booking inquiries and further information.

Photo: Amy Schuff