There’s Bluegrass on Long Island, Too!


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!


4 Responses to “There’s Bluegrass on Long Island, Too!”

  1. Kathy DeVine Says:

    Thanks Harry!

    • Don Bashline Says:

      And thank you, Kathy and Buddy and the Back Roads – your love of this great music is what keeps it alive.

  2. Luanne Says:

    Amazing playing – wish I were able to attend – but still here in Georgia.

    • Don Bashline Says:

      Hey, Luanne, thanks for reading and especially thanks for commenting. I used to live on Long Island, but now am up in the Boston area, not exactly the world headquarters of bluegrass, but a lively and healthy community of players. What’s it like in Georgia? Any favorite bands we can feature here?

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