Clifford G. Fitch
Cliff Fitch was a founding member of the board of directors of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation in 2008, and he re-joined the board in 2016. A native of east Texas and the builder of Fitch Banjos, Cliff has been active as a musician in bluegrass music since the age of 15. Cliff built 85 professional-grade 5-string banjos before retiring from his banjo-building business in 2009. He is a licensed funeral director and the owner of Fitch Mortuary Transportation, LLC, based in Azle, Texas. He has been married to his wife Paula since 1985. Cliff’s other interests include playing electric bass, restoring antique tube radios and Victrola phonographs, and restoring antique Winchester and Colt firearms.