Buck Mountain Band
An Old-Time Band from Southwest Virginia
Debbie Larson, Larry McPeak, Sue Taylor, Bob Taylor, Dan Peck
The Buck Mountain Band takes its name from a band active in Grayson County, Virginia, in the middle decades of the last century, a band featuring the legendary Wade Ward. The current group, also based in Grayson County, Virginia, plays regularly as resident musicians at the Blue Ridge Music Center (Blue Ridge Parkway), as well as at fiddlers' conventions in Virginia and North Carolina and at the Floyd Country Store. We've also done concerts at the Rex Theatre in Galax, at the Fiddle, Banjo, and Dance Club in Dublin, Virginia, at the Wytheville Community College Jamboree, and at the Earle Theatre in Mount Airy, NC.
ΚΚΚΚ The band is composed of Bob Taylor (fiddle), Sue Taylor (guitar), Debbie Larson (bass), Amy Boucher (banjo), and Dan Peck (guitar or banjo). Larry McPeak helps out on guitar and vocals.
ΚΚΚΚ The band's first CD, "Moon behind the Hills," was recorded in 2006 to excellent reviews from the Old-Time Herald ("They have done their forebears proud"),Κ Bluegrass Unlimited ("A treasure trove and entertaining from start to finish"), and Rambles.net ("The music is lively, fresh-sounding, beautifully played and imaginatively constructed, with strong, well-chosen material").
ΚΚΚΚ "Chicken in the Snowbank," the band's second CD, continues in the spirit of the first, featuring lively breakdowns, brisk two-steps, and sweet waltzes, as well as the powerful singing of Larry McPeak, who contributes traditional songs along with originals that sound hauntingly traditional.ΚΚ Amy Boucher adds significantly to the mix of tunes and songs with her high-spirited singing and banjo picking. The CD received favorable reviews in both the Old-Time Herald and Bluegrass Unlimited, and selections from it have been played on radio stations all over the world.