It's late February and while the wind blows, the snow comes down and a deep chill is in the air, Buddy relishes this time to play his mandolin, write new tunes and make plans for the upcoming season of performances.
In the midst of this and the up-time of the holidays & down-time that the winter months can bring, he has had a special honor and treat of catching the interest of SUNY Stony Brook "PHD to be" Taylor Ackley, who leads the The Deep Roots Ensemble at Stony Brook University.
Taylor and his Roots Ensemble will be featuring Buddy Merriam on mandolin performing 3 of Buddy's new original compositions and several bluegrass songs at their May 3 performance at the Staller Center at Stony Brook University. Check back for time of show. We will have info for you to reserve tickets as the date draws near.
I am so looking forward to a great night of music especially since Buddy's three compositions being featured that night are written for some very special loved ones in his family-that's all I am going to say. Can't tell it all. You're gonna have to come and see for yourself.
We are extremely grateful for Taylors' expertise in tanscribing and musical direction, his interest in documenting Buddy's relationship with bluegrass music and it's Father, Bill Monroe as well as the upcoming performance. Taylor is a great talent and Buddy is looking forward to future collaborations with him.
You can find out more about Taylor Ackley at www.TaylorAckleyMusic.com