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Dan Hardin – Bass

Dan Hardin - Bass
Becky and the band are happy to welcome back bassist and tenor singer Daniel “The Hulk” Hardin for the 2019 season!  Daniel was with the band from 2015-17, taking 2018 off to focus on family.  By day, Daniel is a master machine operator and fire fighter at the Jack Daniel’s Distillery in his hometown, Lynchburg, Tenn., where he has been employed since 2004.  Daniel performed professionally for three years with Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.  He also did a stint with the Nashville-based band Cages Bend.  Daniel toured extensively with both groups throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K.   Daniel’s high harmony and low four can be heard on the albums Now I’m Lonely by Cages Bend, Valerie’s No Summer Storm and, as well as Becky’s Crêpe Paper Heart (2018), Christmas 45, vol. 1 (2015), and ‘Tween Earth And Sky (2014) albums.  Daniel does not have a website, but you can catch him on Facebook.

Becky Buller – Fiddle

Becky Buller is 2-time Grammy award-winning songwriter and an 8-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award winner who made bluegrass music history in 2016 by becoming the first artist ever to win in both instrumental and vocal categories, as well as the first female to win Fiddle Player Of The Year. 

Her songs, recorded by some of the industry’s best, preceded the fiery-haired fiddler’s own prominence as an artist in the acoustic music world. Becky co-wrote “Freedom”, the lead-off track of The Infamous Stringduster’s 2018 Grammy award-winning album, Laws Of Gravity, as well as “The Shaker”, featured on The Travelin’ McCoury’s self-titled release that just brought home the 2019 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. 

 

Dan Boner – Guitar

“Professor” Dan Boner directs the renowned East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program, and is co-author of the first ever Bachelor of Arts degree in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies. Many of ETSU’s talented faculty, students, and alumni have become household names in music due to the program’s dedication to preserving the art form and encouraging musical innovation. 

During the festival season, you may find Professor Dan on tour with the IBMA award-winning Becky Buller Band

Take a moment to browse through the store and music sections for new releases. And be sure to follow Dan on Facebook.

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Steve Baker – Dobro

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Roberta Rast – Fiddle

Roberta Rast - FiddleRoberta Rast, national fiddle champion, instructor and member of the the Celtic group “The Killdares” will be teaching fiddle at Acoustic Music Camp this year.
 
Roberta won the 2005 Grand Master Fiddle Championship in Nashville, TN, 2004 World Champion – Crockett, TX, 6-time National Oltime Fiddle Champion – Weiser, ID, 1992 Grand Master Fiddle Champion – Nashville, TN and was the 1998-2000 Concertmistress BSU Symphony Orchestra – Boise, ID.
 

A talented and patient teacher as well as a great player, Roberta is experienced teaching at any level.

 

  • 2006 Head Judge of the Grand Master Fiddle Championship – Nashville, TN
  • 2005 Performed on the Grand Ole Opry Show – Nashville, TN
  • 1993 Performed on the Grand Ole Opry Show – Nashville, TN
  • 1993 Head Judge at the Grand Master Fiddle Championship – Nashville, TN

Education:

  • Adjunct Violin Instructor (1999) Boise State University

Teaching Experience:

  • Adjunct Violin Instructor (1999) Boise State University
  • Violin and Fiddle Instructor (1995-1997) Hartz Music Shop – Boise, ID
  • Hartz Fiddle Camp Instructor, Idaho (2001)
  • Ludiker Fiddle Camp Instructor, Washington (2000 and 2001)

Alan O’Bryant – Banjo


Alan O'Bryant - BanjoAlan O’Bryant (aka OBanyon)
is best known as a singer, songwriter and banjo player with The Nashville Bluegrass Band. Originally from Reidsville, NC his career in Nashville spans some forty plus years of recording, producing, teaching and performing worldwide. His appearances have included workshop classes on banjo technique and instrument set-up, vocal and band performance dynamics and more at venues including; Suwanee Banjo Camp Live Oak Fl, Augusta Heritage Center Elkins WV, American Banjo Camp Seattle WA, Wintergrass Academy Tacoma WA, Vancouver Folk Festival, Rocky Grass Academy Lyons CO, Midwest Banjo Camp Olivet MI, Disney Institute Orlando FL, and Nashcamp in Cumberland Furnace, TN. Along with NBB and his home project studio Alan currently enjoys pickin’ with his two sons Calan and Ian, learning old time tunes on the mandolin and five string banjo and gives private lessons at The Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee, “The Fiddle & Pick” near his home in Pegram, TN.

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Gretchen Priest – Fiddle


Gretchen Priest - FiddleGretchen Priest divides her time between performing, teaching fiddle and running the Musical Heritage Center of Middle Tennessee (also known as the Fiddle and Pick) that she founded in 2008 in Pegram, Tennessee, just west of Nashville.
Her school teaches traditional acoustic instruments with a staff of 35, many of whom are among Nashville’s leading recording and performing professionals.

Gretchen, along with her husband Tim May, formed the band Plaidgrass by merging the traditions of Irish, old-Time and bluegrass music and the instrumentation of fiddle, bouzouki, bodhran, bass and banjo in a variety of configurations. Prior to opening the Fiddle and Pick, Gretchen toured with the bluegrass band Crucial Smith and the Celtic rock band, Ceili Rain. She is often a featured performer on the Grand Ole Opry, Mountain Stage, the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, and many festivals across the country.

Acoustic Music Camp
2020 Instructors

 

Banjo

Alan Mude

 

Guitar

Dix Bruce

 

Mandolin

Nate Lee

 

Fiddle

Gretchen Priest-May

 

Jam Camp

Keith Yoder


Bass

Irl Hees

 

Fingerstyle Guitar

Sam Swank

 

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