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The Bucket Brothers
July 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm$10
The North Carolina-based Bucket Brothers—Logan and Casey Valleroy—have captivated audiences since 2012 with their sophisticated arrangements, seamless improvisation, and beyond-their-years mastery of jazz. Fans enthuse over their amazing musicianship, composure, and stage presence. Both brothers display a depth of musical understanding and an ability to listen to one another that is rare at such a young age. Derek Kratzer, who has shared the stage with David Grisman and Del McCoury, says, “Technical proficiency and performance can be learned, but listening to one another requires a different kind of understanding and awareness that can only come through experience.” Logan has played violin since the age of 7, winning fiddle competitions, scholarships, and numerous accolades along the way. According to his teacher, Gabriel Pelli, Logan “is already playing like a college student.” Logan is also a highly accomplished swing and jazz guitarist, and enjoys playing the mandolin, electric bass, drums, and piano.
Casey began playing piano when he was 5. Casey’s teacher, Robert Griffin, proudly says, “In my 40 years of teaching, I’ve never had a student of Casey’s exceptional talent.” Another instructor remarks that “Casey’s creative approach and joy for the musical experience are contagious to those around him.” Casey also plays drums and saxophone.
The hard-working Bucket Brothers stay busy performing at festivals, fundraisers, and community and private events in North Carolina and beyond. In 2013, when they were just 13 and 10, the brothers were profiled in North Carolina’s acclaimed Our State magazine. In 2014, the brothers performed live on WUNC public radio’s “The State of Things.” The brothers recently released their debut album,“Our State,” featuring jazz standards by composers with North Carolina connections, as well as two originals by the brothers themselves.