Archive for September, 2010

There’s Bluegrass on Long Island, Too!

September 30, 2010

And the longtime King of Long Island bluegrass, Buddy Merriam, is celebrating his 30th Anniversary with what promises to be a very special show on October 16th at Berkner Hall, part of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, way out East just off the Long Island Expressway (directions here).

Like Hank Snow, Buddy’s been everywhere – performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Fan Fair –  and played alongside almost every big name in Bluegrass over the last 30 years, from Bill Monroe to David Grisman and Ronnie McCoury. Buddy and his band the Back Roads always put on a good show, but this one is special – there’ll be former Back Roads members on hand and no doubt a bunch of surprises as well.

You can get more details and find out how to get your tickets at Buddy’s website. If you’ve never heard Buddy and his band before, listen up. Here they are doing a Louvin Brother’s standard, My Baby’s Gone, from a concert they did back in June. Please enjoy!