Native of Rocky Hill, Kentucky, Arthur Hatfield has been playing bluegrass music all his life. He started his career with the New Sounds of Bluegrass with Jimmy Dickerson and Larry Lawrence. Hatfield played with Carl Story's Rambling Mountaineers for a time as well. In addition, he often works freelance sitting in on recording sessions playing fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass and banjo. In 1994 he formed the band Arthur Hatfield & Buck Creek. When he's not playing music, he is building and repairing musical instruments.