- New Cut Road String Band leader, fiddle, and vocals
John Hoffmann, is the fiddler for New Cut Road as well as UpSouth, and Long John & the Tights. John played banjo for The Tompkins County Horseflies in the early 1980’s before he segued to fiddling. John has garnered a number of awards for his playing at the Mt. Airy, NC, Fiddlers Convention, Galax, VA, Fiddlers Convention, Clifftop, WVA, and the Wheatland Music Festival, Remus, MI.