JUST ADDED: Becky Buller

March 15, 2015

Becky Buller

The Pocahontas County Opera House welcomes a new addition to its performance calendar with bluegrass fiddler and sing-songwriter Becky Buller on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

If you’re a fan of acoustic music, particularly bluegrass, and you haven’t heard of fiddler Becky Buller, there’s a good chance you’ve heard some of her songs. Becky’s compositions have been recorded by Ricky Skaggs (“Music To My Ears”), Rhonda Vincent (“Fishers of Men”), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (“Be Living”), Josh Williams (“You Love Me Today”), and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out (“My Angeline” and “Rest My Weary Feet.”)

Buller grew up in a very musical southern Minnesota family. The Bullers had a band called Prairie Grass with Gordy and Roxy Shultz for many years. Buller studied classical violin with both Patti Tryhus and Charles Gray and was in the Mankato Area Youth Symphony and even the Minnesota All-State Orchestra throughout high school. But her heart was always that of a fiddler.

She graduated in 2001 with a public relations degree from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) where she took part in their Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music program. That same year, Becky won first place in the bluegrass category of the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in Wilksboro, North Carolina.

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JUST ADDED: D&E Appalachian Ensemble

January 21, 2015

Appalachian-Ensemble-650pxComing to the Opera House on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., The Davis and Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble is a student string band and dance group, led by Dance Director Becky Hill and String Band Director Emily Miller. The dancers and four-piece band focus on the intersections of different American vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old-time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. [read more…]