Becky Buller_ Be True to Your Own Voice #60

Bluegrass Musician/Songwriter Becky Buller

 

“I want to sound like me. I don’t want to sound like anybody else. I want to do my thing and just do what I do, and I’ve got to do music that speaks to me because if it doesn’t speak to me, I can’t sell it. And if I can’t sell it, my audience isn’t going to buy it.” ~Becky Buller

I met Becky Buller after her band played at a bluegrass festival I was attending a few months ago. We had just wrapped up filming interviews with some musicians for a project when we slid into some seats for the start of her show. Several people had told me not to miss her performance and, holy hot-strings Batman, I’m glad I didn’t.

Her smooth vocals and fire-y hot fiddle playing along with the tight harmonies and musicianship of a well-meshed band, she tore up the stage. The more I learned about her, the more I wanted to shoehorn into her calendar so that we could have a chat.

This past year, Becky became the first person ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards, winning both the Fiddler and Female Vocalist Of The Year. In 2015, Becky was named Songwriter of the Year.

In addition to writing for her own band’s originals, she has also had her songs recorded by some of Bluegrass’s best, including Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Josh Williams, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.

Becky graduated in 2001 with a public relations degree from East Tennessee State University, where she took part in their Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music program.

If you love what you hear, check out the Becky Buller Band’s tour schedule online at her website BeckyBuller.com.

Connect with Becky:

Website: www.beckybuller.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/becky.buller.3/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beckybullerband/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FiddlerBeckyB

People Becky mentioned:

Patty Tryhus, her first violin teacher, at Mankato Suzuki School of Music, Mankato, MN: http://www.mankatosuzuki.org

 

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