Fats Kaplin (born in Manhattan, New York, New York) is a musician most known for playing fiddle, though he also plays guitar, button accordion, banjo, mandolin, steel guitar, an Arab oud, and a Turkish cümbüş, among others. He has worked with a variety of artists, including Jack White,Trisha Yearwood, Nanci Griffith, Buddy Miller, and Beck. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. In 2003, he started playing with fellow country artists and Nashville residents Kieran Kane and Kevin Welch, as Kane Welch Kaplin.
Kaplin married fellow musician Kristi Rose.
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