Previous events

buddymerriam.com

Saturday, October 10, 3 PM, Gospel Road Ensemble The group brings together a wonderful mix of some of the most impressive performers from the scenes of jazz, bluegrass, country, gospel and western traditions and is very much so inspired by Manuel’s childhood growing up in the Pentecostal church.

Featuring: Tom Manuel, Cornet, vocals Laura Landor, vocals Steve Salerno, guitar Buddy Merriam, mandolin Darrell Smith, drums Keenan Zach, bass

Gospel Road presents a wonderfully nostalgic mix of instrumentals adorned with a classic presentation of vocal harmonies such of storytelling and humor.

$50/ car

Bluegrass in the Barn- Drive in Live

Hallockville Museum Farm , 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY

Hi friends, I'm excited to be a part of this new "Drive In" Concert series presented by the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads will be kicking off the series on Thursday night July 2nd 6:30-8:30-info below. Be a great way to start the Holiday weekend with some Grass! My pals Free Grass Union are up on July 9 It will be FINE to play some Live acoustic music for YOU! Beau will have to play "Riverhead Polka" for you all. Ward Cloughen, Brian Chabza, Beaumont Tamchin, Nicole Evans and yours truly are ready to go! You must make a reservation! Limited space! Tickets $40/per car Call to make your reservation: 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

$40/ carload!

Bluegrass in the Barn-Drive in Live!

 —  —

Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY, 6038 Sound Ave,, Riverhead, NY

Hi friends, I'm excited to be a part of this new "Drive In" Concert series presented by the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads will be kicking off the series on Thursday night July 2nd 6:30-8:30-info below. Be a great way to start the Holiday weekend with some Grass! My pals Free Grass Union are up on July 9 It will be FINE to play some Live acoustic music for YOU! Beau will have to play "Riverhead Polka" for you all. Ward Cloughen, Brian Chabza, Beaumont Tamchin, Nicole Evans and yours truly are ready to go!

BLUEGRASS IN THE BARN-DRIVE IN LIVE Mandolin, Newgrass & Bluegrass Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:30 PM 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

Bring the Family, tell your friends, pack some vittles & beverages-fill up a car load and lets have a mighty night at the Farm.

You must make a reservation! Limited space! Tickets $40/per car Call to make your reservation: 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

Sep15

Garlic Festival

Garlic Festival at Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY

It's great to back at the Garlic Festival again this year, a mighty time!

Aug22

The Blue in Bluegrass at the Jazz loft

The Jazz Loft, Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY

I'll be recording Bill Monroe's "Trombolin" & "Slow & Easy Blues" with some great jazz musicians.

 

  a concert at 7:30 with Ray Anderson(Trombone), Steve Salerno (guitar), Keenan Zack (bass) and Taylor Ackley- combining bluegrass, jazz & blues.

Jul21

Blue Grass Time at the Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Blue Grass Time, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY

It's Blue Grass Time again at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum-thanks to the Islip Arts Council for bringing us back again this year!

Jul13

Roots Music Festival at Harmony Vineyards-Taylor Ackley & Deep Roots Ensemble

Roots Music Festival, 169 Harbor Road Head of the Harbor, NY, Head of the Harbor, NY

I'll be performing with Taylor Ackley & the Deep Roots Ensemble! This show is part of the 2nd Annual Roots Music Festival put on by the 3 Village Chamber Players

Jul6

Tom Manuel's Gospel Road Band

Gospel Road Band at All Souls Church, 61 Main St, Stony Brook, NY

 SATURDAYS AT SIX CONCERT 
The July 6th Saturdays at Six Concert will feature Tom Manuel and his new ensemble Gospel Road. The group brings together a wonderful mix of some of the most impressive performers from the scenes of jazz, bluegrass, country, gospel and western traditions and is very much so inspired by Manuel's childhood growing up in the Pentecostal church. Featured prominently in the band are musicians and local favorites Taylor Ackley, Steve Salerno, Buddy Merriam, Keenan Zach, Matt Godfrey, Darrell Smith, and Laura Landor. Gospel Road presents a wonderfully nostalgic mix of instrumentals adorned with a classic presentation of vocal harmonies with just a touch of storytelling and humor.  Tom is President & Founder of The Jazz Loft, Artist in Residence, Stony Brook University, and Director of the Stony Brook University Young Artists Jazz Program.

May3

Spring Recital Taylor Ackley & the Deep Roots Ensemble

Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University 2032 Staller Center, Stony Brook, NY

I am honored to be the featured artist for the Spring Recital at the Staller Center for the Arts. We will be performing 3 of my compositions (Charlie's Lullaby & Charlies Tune- 2 pieces I composed for my Grandson Charlie Dileo) and one written while at Stony Brook University Hospital recovering from heart surgery). The ensemble is lead by the talented Taylor Ackley and is comprised of amazing Stony Brook University Music Graduate students. We'll be performing several of Taylor's songs and a couple Bill Monroe songs as well.

The Deep Roots Ensemble includes Cello, French Horn, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, twin Fiddles, Strings Bass, mandolin and more. Taylor plays multiple instruments including guitar, 5 string banjo and mandolin.

It is so rewarding to hear my bluegrass mandolin compositions arranged for all these fantastic musicians!

It's shaping up to be a great night of music, I hope you can join us there!

Apr27

GOSPEL ROAD

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY

Buddy Merriam and Taylor Ackley

Join Tom Manuel, Steve Salerno and the Jazz Loft band for an Extra Special night of Gospel & Jazz. Guest singer Laura Landor

The Jazz Loft is a museum and concert venue. Museum Opens at 6 pm. Open seating starts at 6:30

Drinks and snacks available at concession

www.the jazzloft.org go to TICKETS and purchase online

Adults $25

Seniors 62 yr+ $20

STUDENTS $15

Children $10

Children under 5 FREE

see below

Apr20

Global Mash Up-Bluegrass Meets Cuba

Flushing Town Hall, 13735 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY

Global Mashup 4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba

Apr 20, 2019

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, each band...

ABOUT BUDDY MERRIAM AND BACK ROADS 

 

International Bluegrass artist, Long Island Hall of Fame LI SOUND Award winning Buddy Merriam and Back Roads have been performing shows for all ages for the past 40 years. 

 

Buddy was struck by lightning in 1976 the day he met Bill Monroe and he took it as a sign to dedicate his life to the mandolin and the bluegrass music he loved. He and his band Back Roads have performed at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, National and International Music Festivals and concerts too many to count.

 

ABOUT CONJUNTO 

 

Conjunto Guantánamo - Ambassadors of Cuban Folklore - have arrived with a freshly interpreted, classic Afro-Cuban sound. Lively percussion, pounding syncopated bass lines, exotic trumpet melodies, uninhibited improvisation and the sultry, dynamic lead vocal of Pepito Gomez positively scorch in a variety of vintage and original compositions. With a soulful sound is layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences, their performances sometimes transition into extended experimental Afro-Cuban improvisational jam sessions.

 

The band inspires thousands of New Yorkers and international fans alike to swivel their hips in the name of Latin passion. Founder Ulises Beato (director, conga, backing vocals) along with José Pepito Gomez (lead vocals, guitar, tres), Carlos Mena (bass, backing vocals), Ittetsu Nasuda (piano), Oscar Oñoz (trumpet) and Mauricio Herrera (bongo, backing vocals) are the celebrated musicians who create this unique sound.

$16

Apr7

Sachem Library-The Mandolin Experience

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY

I'll be presenting a high energy program of original mandolin music with The Mandolin Experience. THis is one of my favorite libraries to play.

No Cover Charge

Mar31

It's Blue Grass Time!

Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY

We're looking forward to our show at the Library!

No Cover Charge

Mar30

Community Jazz Loft

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY

I'll be playing mandolin with Taylor Ackley & The Deep Roots Ensemble for the Community Jazz Night at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook. This is a wonderful resource and performance venue. We'll be joined with a couple other jazz groups. It's my 1st show with this fine group. 

Mar3

It's Blue Grass Time

Locust Valley Library-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, 170 Buckram Rd, Locust Valley, NY, Locust Valley, NY

This is a concert for the Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artist series. It's Blue Grass Time!

No Cover Charge

Nov18

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads

East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St, East Meadow, NY 11554 (516) 794-2570, East Meadow, NY

One of my favorite Libraries to play at. I WILL be there this year friends, that's a promise!

No Cover Charge

Nov16

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads

South Country Library, 22 Station Rd, Bellport, NY

It will be fine to return to the South Country Library, my ols stompin' grounds

No Cover Charge

Oct7

Buddy's Birthday Bash at the Grey Horse Tavern

Buddy's 66th Birthday Bash at the Grey Horse Tavern, Bayport Ave, Bayport, NY

It's my 66th Birthday Bash at the Grey Horse Tavern!

Sep18

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads @ the Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY

Our annual show for the Long Islnd Fair

Previous events

buddymerriam.com

Saturday, October 10, 3 PM, Gospel Road Ensemble The group brings together a wonderful mix of some of the most impressive performers from the scenes of jazz, bluegrass, country, gospel and western traditions and is very much so inspired by Manuel’s childhood growing up in the Pentecostal church.

Featuring: Tom Manuel, Cornet, vocals Laura Landor, vocals Steve Salerno, guitar Buddy Merriam, mandolin Darrell Smith, drums Keenan Zach, bass

Gospel Road presents a wonderfully nostalgic mix of instrumentals adorned with a classic presentation of vocal harmonies such of storytelling and humor.

$50/ car

Bluegrass in the Barn- Drive in Live

Hallockville Museum Farm , 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY

Hi friends, I'm excited to be a part of this new "Drive In" Concert series presented by the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads will be kicking off the series on Thursday night July 2nd 6:30-8:30-info below. Be a great way to start the Holiday weekend with some Grass! My pals Free Grass Union are up on July 9 It will be FINE to play some Live acoustic music for YOU! Beau will have to play "Riverhead Polka" for you all. Ward Cloughen, Brian Chabza, Beaumont Tamchin, Nicole Evans and yours truly are ready to go! You must make a reservation! Limited space! Tickets $40/per car Call to make your reservation: 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

$40/ carload!

Bluegrass in the Barn-Drive in Live!

 —  —

Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY, 6038 Sound Ave,, Riverhead, NY

Hi friends, I'm excited to be a part of this new "Drive In" Concert series presented by the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads will be kicking off the series on Thursday night July 2nd 6:30-8:30-info below. Be a great way to start the Holiday weekend with some Grass! My pals Free Grass Union are up on July 9 It will be FINE to play some Live acoustic music for YOU! Beau will have to play "Riverhead Polka" for you all. Ward Cloughen, Brian Chabza, Beaumont Tamchin, Nicole Evans and yours truly are ready to go!

BLUEGRASS IN THE BARN-DRIVE IN LIVE Mandolin, Newgrass & Bluegrass Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:30 PM 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

Bring the Family, tell your friends, pack some vittles & beverages-fill up a car load and lets have a mighty night at the Farm.

You must make a reservation! Limited space! Tickets $40/per car Call to make your reservation: 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

Sep15

Garlic Festival

Garlic Festival at Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY

It's great to back at the Garlic Festival again this year, a mighty time!

Aug22

The Blue in Bluegrass at the Jazz loft

The Jazz Loft, Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY

I'll be recording Bill Monroe's "Trombolin" & "Slow & Easy Blues" with some great jazz musicians.

 

  a concert at 7:30 with Ray Anderson(Trombone), Steve Salerno (guitar), Keenan Zack (bass) and Taylor Ackley- combining bluegrass, jazz & blues.

Jul21

Blue Grass Time at the Arboretum

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Blue Grass Time, 440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY

It's Blue Grass Time again at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum-thanks to the Islip Arts Council for bringing us back again this year!

Jul13

Roots Music Festival at Harmony Vineyards-Taylor Ackley & Deep Roots Ensemble

Roots Music Festival, 169 Harbor Road Head of the Harbor, NY, Head of the Harbor, NY

I'll be performing with Taylor Ackley & the Deep Roots Ensemble! This show is part of the 2nd Annual Roots Music Festival put on by the 3 Village Chamber Players

Jul6

Tom Manuel's Gospel Road Band

Gospel Road Band at All Souls Church, 61 Main St, Stony Brook, NY

 SATURDAYS AT SIX CONCERT 
The July 6th Saturdays at Six Concert will feature Tom Manuel and his new ensemble Gospel Road. The group brings together a wonderful mix of some of the most impressive performers from the scenes of jazz, bluegrass, country, gospel and western traditions and is very much so inspired by Manuel's childhood growing up in the Pentecostal church. Featured prominently in the band are musicians and local favorites Taylor Ackley, Steve Salerno, Buddy Merriam, Keenan Zach, Matt Godfrey, Darrell Smith, and Laura Landor. Gospel Road presents a wonderfully nostalgic mix of instrumentals adorned with a classic presentation of vocal harmonies with just a touch of storytelling and humor.  Tom is President & Founder of The Jazz Loft, Artist in Residence, Stony Brook University, and Director of the Stony Brook University Young Artists Jazz Program.

May3

Spring Recital Taylor Ackley & the Deep Roots Ensemble

Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University 2032 Staller Center, Stony Brook, NY

I am honored to be the featured artist for the Spring Recital at the Staller Center for the Arts. We will be performing 3 of my compositions (Charlie's Lullaby & Charlies Tune- 2 pieces I composed for my Grandson Charlie Dileo) and one written while at Stony Brook University Hospital recovering from heart surgery). The ensemble is lead by the talented Taylor Ackley and is comprised of amazing Stony Brook University Music Graduate students. We'll be performing several of Taylor's songs and a couple Bill Monroe songs as well.

The Deep Roots Ensemble includes Cello, French Horn, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, twin Fiddles, Strings Bass, mandolin and more. Taylor plays multiple instruments including guitar, 5 string banjo and mandolin.

It is so rewarding to hear my bluegrass mandolin compositions arranged for all these fantastic musicians!

It's shaping up to be a great night of music, I hope you can join us there!

Apr27

GOSPEL ROAD

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Ave, Stony Brook, NY

Buddy Merriam and Taylor Ackley

Join Tom Manuel, Steve Salerno and the Jazz Loft band for an Extra Special night of Gospel & Jazz. Guest singer Laura Landor

The Jazz Loft is a museum and concert venue. Museum Opens at 6 pm. Open seating starts at 6:30

Drinks and snacks available at concession

www.the jazzloft.org go to TICKETS and purchase online

Adults $25

Seniors 62 yr+ $20

STUDENTS $15

Children $10

Children under 5 FREE

see below

Apr20

Global Mash Up-Bluegrass Meets Cuba

Flushing Town Hall, 13735 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY

Global Mashup 4: Bluegrass Meets Cuba

Apr 20, 2019

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Starting with dance lessons, each band...

ABOUT BUDDY MERRIAM AND BACK ROADS 

 

International Bluegrass artist, Long Island Hall of Fame LI SOUND Award winning Buddy Merriam and Back Roads have been performing shows for all ages for the past 40 years. 

 

Buddy was struck by lightning in 1976 the day he met Bill Monroe and he took it as a sign to dedicate his life to the mandolin and the bluegrass music he loved. He and his band Back Roads have performed at The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, National and International Music Festivals and concerts too many to count.

 

ABOUT CONJUNTO 

 

Conjunto Guantánamo - Ambassadors of Cuban Folklore - have arrived with a freshly interpreted, classic Afro-Cuban sound. Lively percussion, pounding syncopated bass lines, exotic trumpet melodies, uninhibited improvisation and the sultry, dynamic lead vocal of Pepito Gomez positively scorch in a variety of vintage and original compositions. With a soulful sound is layered with authentic Cuban swing and sophisticated influences, their performances sometimes transition into extended experimental Afro-Cuban improvisational jam sessions.

 

The band inspires thousands of New Yorkers and international fans alike to swivel their hips in the name of Latin passion. Founder Ulises Beato (director, conga, backing vocals) along with José Pepito Gomez (lead vocals, guitar, tres), Carlos Mena (bass, backing vocals), Ittetsu Nasuda (piano), Oscar Oñoz (trumpet) and Mauricio Herrera (bongo, backing vocals) are the celebrated musicians who create this unique sound.

$16

Apr7

Sachem Library-The Mandolin Experience

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd, Holbrook, NY

I'll be presenting a high energy program of original mandolin music with The Mandolin Experience. THis is one of my favorite libraries to play.

No Cover Charge

Mar31

It's Blue Grass Time!

Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library, 1125 Broadway, Hewlett, NY

We're looking forward to our show at the Library!

No Cover Charge

Mar30

Community Jazz Loft

The Jazz Loft, 275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY

I'll be playing mandolin with Taylor Ackley & The Deep Roots Ensemble for the Community Jazz Night at the Jazz Loft in Stony Brook. This is a wonderful resource and performance venue. We'll be joined with a couple other jazz groups. It's my 1st show with this fine group. 

Mar3

It's Blue Grass Time

Locust Valley Library-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads, 170 Buckram Rd, Locust Valley, NY, Locust Valley, NY

This is a concert for the Town of Oyster Bay Distinguished Artist series. It's Blue Grass Time!

No Cover Charge

Nov18

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads

East Meadow Library, 1886 Front St, East Meadow, NY 11554 (516) 794-2570, East Meadow, NY

One of my favorite Libraries to play at. I WILL be there this year friends, that's a promise!

No Cover Charge

Nov16

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads

South Country Library, 22 Station Rd, Bellport, NY

It will be fine to return to the South Country Library, my ols stompin' grounds

No Cover Charge

Oct7

Buddy's Birthday Bash at the Grey Horse Tavern

Buddy's 66th Birthday Bash at the Grey Horse Tavern, Bayport Ave, Bayport, NY

It's my 66th Birthday Bash at the Grey Horse Tavern!

Sep18

Buddy Merriam & Back Roads @ the Long Island Fair

The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, NY

Our annual show for the Long Islnd Fair

Previous events

buddymerriam.com

Saturday, October 10, 3 PM, Gospel Road Ensemble The group brings together a wonderful mix of some of the most impressive performers from the scenes of jazz, bluegrass, country, gospel and western traditions and is very much so inspired by Manuel’s childhood growing up in the Pentecostal church.

Featuring: Tom Manuel, Cornet, vocals Laura Landor, vocals Steve Salerno, guitar Buddy Merriam, mandolin Darrell Smith, drums Keenan Zach, bass

Gospel Road presents a wonderfully nostalgic mix of instrumentals adorned with a classic presentation of vocal harmonies such of storytelling and humor.

$50/ car

Bluegrass in the Barn- Drive in Live

Hallockville Museum Farm , 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY

Hi friends, I'm excited to be a part of this new "Drive In" Concert series presented by the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads will be kicking off the series on Thursday night July 2nd 6:30-8:30-info below. Be a great way to start the Holiday weekend with some Grass! My pals Free Grass Union are up on July 9 It will be FINE to play some Live acoustic music for YOU! Beau will have to play "Riverhead Polka" for you all. Ward Cloughen, Brian Chabza, Beaumont Tamchin, Nicole Evans and yours truly are ready to go! You must make a reservation! Limited space! Tickets $40/per car Call to make your reservation: 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

$40/ carload!

Bluegrass in the Barn-Drive in Live!

 —  —

Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY, 6038 Sound Ave,, Riverhead, NY

Hi friends, I'm excited to be a part of this new "Drive In" Concert series presented by the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, NY-Buddy Merriam & Back Roads will be kicking off the series on Thursday night July 2nd 6:30-8:30-info below. Be a great way to start the Holiday weekend with some Grass! My pals Free Grass Union are up on July 9 It will be FINE to play some Live acoustic music for YOU! Beau will have to play "Riverhead Polka" for you all. Ward Cloughen, Brian Chabza, Beaumont Tamchin, Nicole Evans and yours truly are ready to go!

BLUEGRASS IN THE BARN-DRIVE IN LIVE Mandolin, Newgrass & Bluegrass Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:30 PM 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com

Bring the Family, tell your friends, pack some vittles & beverages-fill up a car load and lets have a mighty night at the Farm.

You must make a reservation! Limited space! Tickets $40/per car Call to make your reservation: 631.298.5292 Email info@hallockville.com