Joining us tonight by phone from her home in the great Bluegrass state of Tennessee is Becky Buller. The 2016 IBMA Female Vocalist and Fiddle Player of the Year will be traveling up for the 32nd Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, February 17-19, 2017. This is Becky’s first visit to the Joe Val and she will be bringing her full Bluegrass band. Becky is well known for her songwriting talents, having won countless awards and been covered by some of the best in Bluegrass including Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and many more.
There seems to be no end to this lady’s talents: songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, record producer, instrumental instructor; she has been nationally recognized for all of it. Now she has added the additional role of bandleader and when she brings it all up to Massachusetts next month we will have opportunity to see and hear up close and personal what all the buzz is about.
Everything she does, she does with excellence and it is great to see her honored for it. She won five IBMA awards in the past two years and in 2016, Becky Buller was chosen to make bluegrass music history by becoming the first person ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. WOW!
I can’t wait to get her on the phone and hear what a Bluegrass groundbreaker sounds like. Well on her way to becoming a legend, and not even forty years old yet! Tonight is her birthday by the way.
Happy Birthday Becky! And thanks for sharing all that talent with your Bluegrass friends in New England.