About Balsam Range
Shipshewana's 1st Annual Buggies & Bluegrass Week | September 6-10:
• September 6 - Gibson Brothers
• September 7 - Balsam Range
• September 8 - Dailey & Vincent
• September 9 - Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
• September 10 - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
Balsam Range is Buddy Melton (fiddle, lead and tenor vocals); Darren Nicholson (mandolin, octave mandolin, lead vocals, baritone and low tenor vocals); Dr. Marc Pruett (banjo); Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, baritone and lead vocals); and Caleb Smith (guitar, lead & baritone vocals). The five original members are all acoustic musicians and singers from western North Carolina. They thoughtfully and respectfully adopted the name of a majestic range of mountains that surround part of their home county of Haywood, NC where the Great Smoky Mountains meet the Blue Ridge, the Great Balsam Range.