The Band 

"I feel like I'm in an Irish pub!"

Matt Parisi & Steve White from Georgia, VT, Dave Vallett from Fairfax, and Tim Wills from Derby started the band in 2015. They share over 30 years each of instrumental and vocal experience. In 2019, longtime Burlington-area sound-engineer Joel Snyder Jr. added his audio skills, a smooth baritone voice, and a nice range of percussion beats. Together the Buck Hollers Band blends guitars, banjo, bass, harmonica, percussion and five-part vocals with a professionally-engineered sound mix and a good dose of humor for an act that appeals to all ages and many tastes.

They play popular and little-known pieces from bands like:

  • Old Crow Medicine Show, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Young

  • Tom Waits, Brooks Benton

  • The Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Kentucky Headhunters

  • John Prine, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Bob Dylan

  • Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson

  • Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Don Williams

  • Bob Wills, Hank Williams

  • Trampled by Turtles

  • The Band, Travelin' Wilburys

  • Traditional roots-based Americana

  •  Irish folk and pub songs

  • Buck Hollers Band originals

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Photography by Brett Macy, Georgia, VT

Recording by Colin McCaffrey

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