DateSaturday, August 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
A multi-instrumentalist and singer- songwriter from St. James, Minnesota, Becky Buller is a two-time Grammy award-winning songwriter. She co-wrote “Freedom,” the lead-off track of The Infamous Stringdusters’ 2018 Grammy-winning album Laws of Gravity, and “The Shaker” on The Travelin’ McCourys’ self-titled release that garnered a Grammy for 2019 Best Bluegrass Album. Buller is the recipient of eight awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and made history in 2016 as the first bluegrass musician to win in both instrumental and vocal categories, as well as being the first woman to win Fiddler of the Year.
Rounding out the band are Ned Luberecki, the 2018 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, guitarist Dan Boner, who is also the Director of the Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program at ETSU, Nate Lee, the 2015 IBMA Momentum Award winning instrumentalist, on mandolin and fiddle, and Daniel Hardin on doghouse bass.
The singer-songwriter duo of Luke Morris and Madison Elmore draw their influences from the rich musical heritage of the Blue Ridge mountains. Currently students in ETSU’s Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies program, they grew up playing traditional Appalachian music. First introduced to the audiences with his band ShadowGrass, Morris plays mandolin and guitar, and is an accomplished songwriter. Elmore plays fiddle, guitar, and piano and is also a songwriter. The two began playing together regularly in 2018 and released a debut single “Take Me Back to the Blue Ridge” in December 2019.
Tickets are $20, children 12 and younger are admitted free. Season passes are also available.
Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to help preserve the cultural heritage of the mountains.