From deep in the Appalachians where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge comes the Balsam Range band, creatively blending Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel and Jazz into a new American acoustic music experience.
Founded in 2007, Balsam Range consists of five friends with unique experiences and backgrounds that blend together effortlessly to form their distinctive sound. Since bursting onto the scene, Balsam Range has made a definite mark in the Bluegrass and Acoustic music world. They were nominated for IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year in 2010 and 2011 and won the IBMA Song of the Year award in 2012 for the hit “Trains I Missed.”
The band consists of Buddy Melton (fiddle), Marc Pruett (banjo), Caleb Smith (guitar), and Tim Surrett ( bass, dobro).