“How many ways are there to say ‘wow,’ ‘spectacular,’ ‘how’d she do that’…because the melodies are some of the most compelling and memorable that I’ve heard, any record, any genre.” Bluegrass Today
This Grand Ole Opry multi-instrumentalist, fiddle-virtuoso, singer, songwriter and 10-time IBMA Award Winner BECKY BULLER with her virtuoso bluegrass BAND, will take us on a journey with powerful story-telling & lighthearted virtuosity in her Lincoln Hall debut on Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 PM.
The Becky Buller Band is Jacob Groopman on guitar, Wesley Lee on mandolin, Daniel Hardin on bass AND Ned Luberecki on banjo, who is a 2024 inductee into The American Banjo Museum’s Hall Of Fame!
“One of the hottest bluegrass artists and fiddle players out there”, Becky plays what she describes as “what the audience likes to hear” on the contemporary side of the bluegrass family tree. Becky and her band will be playing many of the songs she has penned as a celebrated songwriter, as well as covers of bluegrass legends that have influenced her.
Claiming that she has traversed the globe-over performing bluegrass music to underwrite her insatiable songwriting habit, Becky has written songs for three Grammy award-winning albums: Crooked Tree Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (2023); The Travelin’ McCourys The Travelin’ McCourys (2019); Laws Of Gravity The Infamous Stringdusters (2018). Her compositions can also be heard on records by Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, to name just a few.
She said in an interview for Bluegrass Today, “We try to keep everything really light and fun, whether you see us on stage or you are interacting with us online. We want you to walk away just refreshed and rejuvenated. We just want to give you an escape from reality for a little while. And hopefully once we’ve done that, you’re able to go out and be light in life and share hope and healing with your friends and your family community in the world.”
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the debut of these inspiring and award winning Bluegrass artists – the Becky Buller Band – up close and personal in Lincoln Hall.
Tickets – Adults $30 Members $25, Students $5 Call to Reserve: 724-69-3153 to pay by cash or check at the door – or buy online here. This will sell out – be sure to reserve/buy early.
Before the concert – plan to arrive early for the POETRY READING of the ART & POETRY GROUP COLLABORATION at the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop for the exhibit’s Opening Wine & Cheese Reception on Sunday, June 2 from 4 to 6 PM in the Upstairs Gallery. The RBG is directly adjacent to and a short walk from Lincoln Hall – located at 17 Main Street, Foxburg. No admission to the gallery reception and poetry reading.
About BECKY BULLER
Known for her boundless energy and enthusiasm for music of many styles, Becky was asked in a Bluegrass Today interview why Bluegrass has built the broad audience it has and still is at the crest of its popularity. Becky said, “At its core, it’s music by real people about real people. That’s evergreen, and it’s something that resonates with everybody from everywhere.”
Becky Buller, and her Becky Buller Band, made their first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry in 2021 and have appeared there frequently since then.
In her Grand Ole Opry debut the band played three songs from her current Distance and Time album on Dark Shadow Recordings,The Barber’s Fiddle, More Heart, Less Attack, and Don’t Look Back. Becky said that she had dreamed of that moment since she was in high school growing up in St. James, Minnesota.
Becky is the recipient of 10 IBMA awards, including the 2016 Fiddler and Female Vocalist Of The Year. She is the first woman in the history of the awards to receive the Fiddler nod; she is also the first person ever to win in both vocal and instrumental categories.
Becky is also a member of the First Ladies Of Bluegrass, an all-female ensemble composed of the first women to win in their respective instrumental categories at the IBMA awards.
Of the song ‘Ride On By’ from her 13-track recording, Distance and Time, Becky said “It was written by my friend Dick Kimmel. I grew up listening to him sing it with his bluegrass band back home in Minnesota. Dick taught my dad how to play the mandolin, effectively getting my entire family into bluegrass music.”
Her other awards include the 2020 Collaborative Recording Of The Year for “The Barber’s Fiddle” and the 2020 Song Of The Year for co-writing and fiddling on Special Consensus’ “Chicago Barn Dance”, her 2016 Fiddler and Female Vocalist Awards, and the 2018 Best Gospel Recorded Performance for the song, Speakin’ To That Mountain.
With a light heart, Becky states that she is underwriting her insatiable songwriting habit by traversing the globe performing bluegrass music. A celebrated songwriter whose songs appear on Grammy award-winning albums, Buller has inked tracks for Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Josh Williams, the Travelin’ McCoury’s and more.
Becky has written songs for three Grammy award-winning albums: Crooked Tree Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (2023); The Travelin’ McCourys The Travelin’ McCourys (2019); Laws Of Gravity The Infamous Stringdusters (2018).
And can she ever play that fiddle – with her band of outrageous virtuosos!
Equally passionate about bluegrass music education, Becky has over 20 years experience teaching fiddle, singing, and songwriting, both privately and at workshops and camps around the world. She currently serves on the board of the IBMA Foundation. Becky proudly calls Manchester, Tennessee, her adopted hometown, where she lives with husband, Jeff Haley, and daughter, Romy.
The BECKY BULLER Story
“Growing up in Minnesota, Buller had a very musical family. At an early age she was part of her parents’ band, Prairie Grass, and shortly thereafter decided to pick up the fiddle, and the rest is history. She attended East Tennessee State University and started playing with Valerie Smith in her young adult years. Upon her departure of Valerie Smith’s band, Buller started her own band with some of the top dogs in bluegrass music. This fiery, red-headed fiddle-playing singer/songwriter is a pillar in the modern day bluegrass community, and is helping to shape the genre as we know it.” Music Mecca
Arrive Early for RBG Wine & Cheese Reception
Arrive early before the concert to enjoy the POETRY READING of the ART & POETRY GROUP COLLABORATION at the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop for the exhibit’s Opening Wine & Cheese Reception on Sunday, June 2 from 4 to 6 PM in the Upstairs Gallery. The RBG is directly adjacent to and a short walk from Lincoln Hall – located at 17 Main Street, Foxburg.
The literary landscape between Erie and Pittsburgh is one of Northwest PA’s best kept secrets, housing an ever-evolving community of writers inspired by the diverse people, places, and atmosphere of our unique region. Fostered by poet Philip Terman, The Bridge Literary Arts Center is thrilled for the opportunity to partner with the area’s inspired visual artists to create what the Greeks called “ekphrasis,” crafting a collaborative work of art. The exhibit runs weekends from May 31 to June 30.
Plan to make it a day & ENJOY FOXBURG!
Before the Becky Buller Band concert enjoy Foxburg – take a brisk walk in the gorgeous summer afternoon along the Allegheny River trail or rent bicycles or have a scenic pontoon tour on the Allegheny River with Foxburg Tours!
Have lunch or dinner at the Allegheny Grillewith seating overlooking the Allegheny River.
Or for more casual fare, at Foxburg Pizza with salads, sandwiches and pizza.
Save time to enjoy a wine tasting or drinks and snacks on the patio of the elegantly remodeled Foxburg Wine Cellars
Savor a gourmet coffee and hand made chocolate – or ice cream and confections, sitting outside at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista.
OR – Have a get-away-weekend and stay over Saturday night in Foxburg in the rustically elegant and remodeled Foxburg Inn – where every room has a view of the river!
or if the Foxburg Inn is sold out for a wedding, stay up the river at Emlenton’s historic bed and breakfast, The Barnard House.