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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


  • 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

Philmont Acoustic Music Camp


Philmont Acoustic Music Camp

If you love Philmont and string music, then pack your instrument and come to the ranch this summer!

Philmont and renowned music camp leader Gerald Jones will host the inaugural Philmont Acoustic Music Camp July 3-7, 2022. You’ll receive world class instruction in guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle and bass. Get set for lively classroom instruction, daily jam sessions and a nightly instructor jam that will challenge and inspire students to new levels of playing! Gerald jones has led the Acoustic Music Camp in Dallas, Texas, for more than twenty years and now will offer this experience as a destination camp at Philmont Don’t delay signing up, because class size is limited to twelve students per instructor.

Join us at this foot stomping, chord riffing, finger picking event at Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains outside historic Cimarron, New Mexico.

Follow this link to register…



Philmont Scout Ranch and Training Center is the premiere National High Adventure Base owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America.

Comprising 140,711 acres (220 square miles) of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range in northern New Mexico, Philmont serves as the largest camping operation in the world. Base camp elevation is at 6,700 feet, with program areas reaching above 12,000 feet. Each summer, about 27,000 participants engage in world class camping and training center programs.



Led by an outstanding faculty of both volunteer and professional instructors, guests learn in a comfortable environment and enjoy the majesty of Philmont using our world-class classrooms and flexible program schedules. Come with your family and enjoy the rich natural beauty of Philmont in an unforgettable adventure.

Each day begins with a patriotic flag ceremony and hearty meals are served in our cafeteria style dining hall. Enjoy time with your family each evening in activities like cobbler night, crafts in our Craft Center, game nights, candlelight museum tours, stargazing, campfires, movie night, and everyone’s favorite – Western Night, complete with a buffalo barbeque dinner!

During the conference, family members of all ages, infant through adult, can enjoy any number of age-appropriate programs including hiking, crafting, shooting sports, fly fishing, high ropes and climbing tower, horseback riding, tours of our four museums, and so much more! On Wednesday, conference guests will be able to join their families in open programs or go sightseeing to places outside the ranch such as Taos, Cimarron, the NRA Whittington Center or Capulin Volcano National Monument.

The conference center includes a well-stocked craft center, a day care facility for infants through 5 years old, a coin-operated laundry, outdoor game areas, and the official store of the ranch, Tooth of Time Traders. Guests stay in Terrace canvas tents complete with two cots, mattresses, storage cabinet, and electricity, and are a short walk from our shower house buildings with individual lockable bathrooms.

This one-of-a-kind adventure is open to all families, not just scouts. You will have a chance to participate in the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime. Don’t miss this mountaintop experience at the Acoustic Music Camp at Philmont July 3-9, 2022










Guests to the ranch will be able to select their housing as part of the registration process. Housing fees are paid through Campspot after you register for your event. Event registration will require a deposit. Housing will be paid in full at time of reservation. Some housing may not be available depending on the week.

The ranch reserves the right to pair guests without family members with another single guest to maximize attendance.

• Terrace Canvas Tent (Sleeps up to 2) $25/night
• Terrace Canvas Tent H.A. (Sleeps up to 2) $25/night
• Luxury Deluxe Tent (Sleeps up to 6) $60/night
• Bungalow A (Sleeps up to 3) $100/night
• Bungalow B H.A. (Sleeps up to 6) $125/night
• Lodge Room A (Sleeps up to 2) $75/night
• Lodge Room B H.A. (Sleeps up to 3) $75/night
• Lodge Room C (Sleeps up to 4) $100/night
• Villa Guest Room (Sleeps up to 2) $125/night
• Cottage (Sleeps up to 4) $175/night
• Villa Apartment (Sleeps up to 2) $150/night

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Gretchen Priest – Fiddle

Gretchen 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.