Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
Date:  Dec 2, 2017

Opener: Korey Brodsky and Friends

National Heritage Museum
(Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library)
33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
7:30pm (box office opens at 6:30pm)
$27 for Members
$29 for Non-Members

Michael Cleveland is one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation and, with ten International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Fiddle Player of the Year awards under his belt, he is the most awarded and celebrated fiddler in the history of the music. Cleveland plays with so much fire, drive and virtuosity that audiences are often left shaking their heads in amazement. Together with his band Flamekeeper (four-time IBMA Instrumental Band of the Year Award winners) Cleveland delivers some of the most powerful, exciting and authentic bluegrass you can find.

Band Website

Korey Brodsky of Newtown CT is currently studying at Berklee College of Music. He played in the IBMA Awards Show Youth All-Stars band of 2013, and The Korey Brodsky Band has played the Joe Val festival multiple times on both the Showcase Stage and the Main Stage.

Purchase tickets online here or by mailing a check (payable to the BBU) and self-addressed stamped envelope to Boston Bluegrass Union, PO Box 650061, West Newton, MA 02465.

The National Heritage Museum is located at 33 Marrett Rd. (Route 2A), Lexington, MA 02421. Directions can be found at www.monh.org or call (781) 861-6559.

The Becky Buller Band
Date:  Jan 20, 2018

Opener: True Life Bluegrass

National Heritage Museum
(Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library)
33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
7:30pm (box office opens at 6:30pm)
$27 for Members
$29 for Non-Members

Becky Buller is an award-winning bluegrass musician who leads an outstanding band of other fine musicians.  She has won 2015 IBMA awards for: Emerging Artist Of The Year, Songwriter Of The Year, and Recorded Event Of The Year, and was a SPBGMA 2016 Songwriter Of The Year nominee.  If that wasn’t enough, in 2016 Becky was named both IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year and IBMA Female Vocalist the Year!

When Becky tours she is backed by The Becky Buller Band  –  Daniel Boner (guitar), Nate Lee (mandolin), Daniel Hardin (bass), and Ned Luberecki (banjo).

Band Website

Founded in 1985 (at the first Joe Val Day), True Life Bluegrass has been dedicated to traditional bluegrass and gospel, with emphasis on lots of straight-ahead picking and excellent harmony singing.  The band consists of Boston-based bluegrass veterans such as Steve Watt (banjo & mandolin), Ellen Hays (guitar), Eric Levenson (bass), Tony Watt (mandolin & guitar), Michael Bean (Dobro), and Laura Orshaw (fiddle).

Purchase tickets online here or by mailing a check (payable to the BBU) and self-addressed stamped envelope to Boston Bluegrass Union, PO Box 650061, West Newton, MA 02465.

The National Heritage Museum is located at 33 Marrett Rd. (Route 2A), Lexington, MA 02421. Directions can be found at www.monh.org or call (781) 861-6559.