Dark Shadow Recording has announced the signing of Becky Buller to the label. A prominent singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Buller is currently working with Darin & Brooke Aldridge as fiddler and vocalist.
Becky is one of those artists whose work you know even if you don’t immediately recognize it. Her songs have been featured on dozens of bluegrass albums, including Fishers of Men, recorded twice by Rhonda Vincent; Blame It On The Bluegrass for Valerie Smith; and Charlie Lawson’s Still which was a hit for Mark Newton. Other songs have been cut by Doyle Lawson, IIIrd Tyme Out, Kenny & Amanda Smith, The Churchmen, Special Consensus, The Bankesters and many others.
If you have seen her on stage, you’ll surely remember. That bright red hair is obvious even from the back of a large hall, and her energetic performance is immediately contagious.
Stephen Mougin of Dark Shadow Recording said that he had planned to focus on projects by working bands when he formed his label last year, but made an exception when Buller came calling.
“Becky and I are longtime pals, and I’m simply thrilled that she is joining our DSR family for this project. We share a love for bluegrass traditions, a determination for quality, and a common musical vision.
I didn’t plan on making any ‘side-man/side-woman’ projects on the label but when Becky told me about her plans for this record, I knew I wanted to be involved in a BIG way!”
The as-yet unnamed project will include a dozen tracks, mixing bluegrass, old time, and Gospel songs with a single instrumental and a few more progressive numbers.
Stephen and Becky put together this introductory video to share their news.
It’s been a decade now since Buller’s last solo effort, and she is ready to get this one started.
“So many great singers have recorded my songs; I will never quit getting giddy when that happens! But it’s exciting to be going back into the studio to sing some of my own stuff again…a few things I’ve had tucked away for years, a new one or two, maybe even a surprise!
Thanks to Mojo and Jana for inviting me to be part of their new label. I hope I do them proud! (And I hope you all like what you hear.)”
We’ll have further details when they are available.
Category: Bluegrass recording news
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