• Buddy Melton back on stage with Balsam Range

    Balsam Range fiddler Buddy Melton made his return to the stage on Saturday (4/7) in Canton, NC following a freak accident last month that required facial reconstruction surgery. His recovery has been both rapid and remarkable, and the band was delighted

  • Buddy Melton in the studio

    The entire bluegrass world was horrified when word of Balsam Range, fiddler Buddy Melton's accident came to light last month. While loading cattle on March 12, a cow kicked at the truck door, slamming it into Buddy's face, and causing some severe

  • Update from Balsam Range

    Balsam Range is in the studio this week, working on a new project for Mountain Home. At least most of them are. Fiddler Buddy Melton is still recuperating from a head injury and concomitant facial reconstruction surgery, and he was surely on

  • Buddy Melton surgery a success

    Good news this weekend from Balsam Range. Their fiddler, Buddy Melton, who was injured last week, underwent major facial reconstruction surgery on Sunday in Asheville, NC. Mandolinist Darren Nicholson posted the following this morning on the band's web site. Buddy’s surgery today

  • Buddy Melton update

    Balsam Range mandolinist Darren Nichols posted on Facebook last night about their fiddler and dear friend Buddy Melton, who was seriously injured on Monday while loading cattle. "Here's a little update I can share about Buddy Melton. We just left his