Buddy Merriam, who has spent the past 35 years performing traditional and original bluegrass music with his band, Back Roads, has been selected by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as a recipient of their Long Island Sound award, also known as a LISA.
These awards are distributed to musical artists irrespective of genre “for Outstanding Contributions to Long Island’s Musical Heritage.” In many cases, those who have been awarded a LISA have gone on to receive a full induction into the Hall of Fame.
In addition to touring extensively in the US and Europe, Merriam has hosted a popular radio program, Blue Grass Time, this past 24 years on WUSB 90.1 FM in Stony Brook. It airs Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Buddy will accept his LISA on Sunday Sept. 13 during the Fiddle & Folk Festival in Setauket, NY.
Well done, Buddy, and greatly deserved!