Over the years, Brien has been quite active performing solo and with numerous groups, including playing guitar with Raymond Fairchild leading the Rock Mountain Ramblers, accompanying Mike Seeger, playing bluegrass gospel with the Mayo Mountain Boys, presenting fiddle-banjo duet performances with Stu Shenk, and playing clawhammer banjo at fiddlers' conventions around the region. Brien has performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and National Folk Festival, and he has taught workshops at the Blue Ridge Folklife Festival and Augusta Heritage Center
Brien Fain is available to play for dances, give performances in old-time banjo and ballad singing and with a bluegrass gospel group, and provide some private lessons. He is also available for talks on mountain music history and traditional Appalachian farm life. To contact Brien, call 276.692.6562.