Maddie Dalton

Born and raised in the heartland of Missouri, Maddie Dalton is a versatile musician whose passion for music was ignited at a young age. With a unique blend of classical violin training and a deep love for bluegrass, Dalton has carved out a remarkable musical journey, showcasing her prodigious talent and unwavering dedication. 

At the tender age of five, Dalton began her musical journey by picking up the classical violin.  However, it was at the age of seven that Maddie Dalton's path took an exciting turn when she delved into the realm of bluegrass music. Joined by her family, Dalton embarked on an extraordinary adventure as part of a family band. Together, they traveled far and wide across the United States, sharing her heartfelt music and competing in fiddle contests. As Dalton grew older, her musical journey evolved further. At the age of fourteen, she discovered a new instrument that would become her true musical calling—the upright bass. Instantly drawn to the rhythmic foundation and melodic possibilities offered by the bass, Maddie found herself captivated by its deep tones and its ability to drive the music forward. This newfound passion led her to join a different band, marking a pivotal moment in her musical career. 

Joining forces five years later with Sister Sadie, Dalton found her place in the world of bluegrass as a bassist. Her profound understanding of music, coupled with her unparalleled skill, quickly earned her a well-deserved spot among the talented ensemble. With each note she played, Dalton breathed new life into the music, infusing it with her unique style and enthusiasm. 

Maddie Dalton's journey reached a significant milestone when she made her debut at the prestigious Grand Ole Opry in spring of 2023. Standing on the iconic stage, Dalton felt the weight of her achievements and the boundless possibilities that lay ahead. With a deep-rooted passion for bluegrass and an unwavering dedication to her craft, Dalton is poised to make a lasting impact on the music world. As Maddie looks to the future, she eagerly anticipates the twists and turns that lie ahead on her musical journey. Driven by her unyielding love for music and an insatiable desire to connect with others through her art. Drawing inspiration from her classical training and the rich traditions of bluegrass, she continues to explore new horizons, pushing boundaries and captivating audiences with her heartfelt performances.