Sunday, September 6
Becky Buller is 2-time Grammy award-winning songwriter and an 8-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award winner who made bluegrass music history in 2016 by becoming the first artist ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories, as well as the first female to win Fiddle Player Of The Year.
Her songs, recorded by some of the industry’s best, preceded the fiery-haired fiddler’s own prominence as an artist in the acoustic music world. Becky co-wrote “Freedom”, the lead-off track of The Infamous Stringduster’s 2018 Grammy award-winning album, Laws Of Gravity, as well as “The Shaker”, featured on The Travelin’ McCoury’s self-titled release that just brought home the 2019 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy.
Crêpe Paper Heart, Becky’s fourth solo album and second release for the Dark Shadow Recording label, came out on Valentine’s Day 2018 and is enjoying much success on the Bluegrass airplay charts. The album features Becky’s immensely talented road band, along with award-winning guests Rhonda Vincent, The Fairfield Four, Sam Bush, Frank Solivan, Claire Lynch, Rob Ickes, Stephen and Jana Mougin, and Erin Youngberg (FY5). The album topped several year-end lists in 2018.
Ned Luberecki on banjo, was the 2018 IBMA Banjo Player Of the Year and nominated in both the banjo and DJ catagories at the upcoming 2019 SPBGMA awards. Dan Boner on guitar was the nominee for 2018 IBMA Mentor Of The Year and director of the ETSU Bluegrass, Old-Time And Country Music Studies Program. Nate Lee on mandolin, was the 2015 IBMA Momentum Award-winning instrumentalist and is a celebrated music teacher, and Daniel Harden is a powerhouse bassist and tenor vocalist from Lynchburg, Tenn., who is featured on several of Becky’s albums. Together they make the Becky Buller Band, one of the most talented and exciting voices in bluegrass music today.