What Folks Say

“George & Brooke are two of my favorite folks, and are the modern-day embodiment of the traditional mountain music that has been handed down thru many generations here in these storied hills. Their obvious love for the music shines out on the people like a beacon every time they take the stage, and our region is indeed fortunate to have them continue the legacy of old-time mountain music that was once so much a part of our heritage. I’m proud to call them my friends, and I always enjoy it when the chance comes to perform with them.”Roger Howell, Musician & Historian, Mars Hill, NC

“In an age where performers think they have to knock you out of your chair with high powered show biz gymnastics, George and Brooke are a breathe of fresh air. Their beautiful music and unpretentious manner speak eloquently of the timeless, comfortable graciousness of the old time mountain people. They are the real thing!” Bruce Greene, http://www.brucegreene.net

 

 “Border country ballads and classics from the American string band tradition are a vital part of the musical heritage of western North Carolina, and George and Brooke Buckner are steeped in that tradition. It permeates their voices and fingers, their blood and bones, and I, for one, could listen to them pick and sing pretty much 24/7.” James Muhlig, Thomas Wolfe House,  www.wolfememorial.com  

 

“George and Brooke Buckner are among the best musicians in western North Carolina, and some of my favorite folks to boot! George is hands down one of the best bluegrass banjo players anywhere, and Brooke is a strong rhythm guitar player and she sings like an angel.” Wayne Erbsen, Native Ground Books & Music, www.nativeground.com

 

“If you are looking for beautiful Mountain Music shared by a Beautiful family, look no further than the Brooke and George Buckner Family. They will entertain you with rich musical tones as well as rich personalities. I never miss an opportunity to attend one of their performances. The whole family does justice to the Fiddle, Guitar, Banjo and vocal music.” – Glenn Bannerman, www.bannermanfamily.com  Montreat, NC

“I am a big fan of George and Brooke’s music and take my friends and family to hear them play every chance I get!  As an educator, I was thrilled when they came to my school to perform for Young Author’s Day.  They played energetic, traditional songs, shared information about their instruments, and even brought a live chicken to boost the excitement! Students in grades K-4th were smiling, clapping, and laughing, as they listened.  It was a great, interactive experience that we hope to repeat in the future.” – Michelle Crenshaw, North Carolina public school educator 
“George and Brooke Buckner represent mountain music and culture to me. They have spent their entire lives learning, playing, and preserving the heritage, whether music or dance, of Western North Carolina. They are fine people and fabulous musicians and singers. If you ever want a mountain music experience, then these folks are the real deal. Do yourself a favor and go see them live some time soon!”
-Darren Nicholson,  www.darrennicholson.net/  Grammy Nominee and IBMA Award Winner
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  1. Roger Howell, Musician & Historian, Mars Hill, N.C.

    George & Brooke are two of my favorite folks, and are the modern-day embodiment of the traditional mountain music that has been handed down thru many generations here in these storied hills. Their obvious love for the music shines out on the people like a beacon every time they take the stage, and our region is indeed fortunate to have them continue the legacy of old-time mountain music that was once so much a part of our heritage. I’m proud to call them my friends, and I always enjoy it when the chance comes to perform with them.

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