Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band
The Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band consists of South Central Pennsylvania's energetic sister and brother duo, Autumn and Canyon Moore. This duo has performed together since 2009, and they play a variety of music styles including, but not limited to, Bluegrass, Gospel, Civil War, Patriotic/Americana, Country, Irish, Canadian, and Scottish. Autumn and Canyon perform regularly at a variety of venues, and they are excited to share their love of music with others.
Autumn Moore - Fiddle & Vocals
Autumn is 19* years old and she has been fiddling for 15 years. She sings harmony and occasionally plays upright bass, guitar, and mandolin.
Autumn enjoys spending time family and friends, reading (especially books related to worldviews, logic, and various disciplines), dancing (especially Swing, Civil War, and Square Dancing), cooking & baking, working with pigs, and participating in outdoor activities (kayaking, biking, gardening, soccer, fly fishing, and skiing). Autumn was an active 4-H member for 14 years and is so thankful for the unique opportunities that the program provided. In addition, Autumn is a Penn State Extension Certified Master Gardner, a Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA) Conservation Ambassador, the 2021 Perry County Fair Queen, a 2020-2022 PA Farm Show Jr. Committee Member, and a 2020 Global Youth Institute (GYI) delegate. During the summer, Autumn serves as an Administrator for The Ashokan Center's Music & Dance Camps. No matter where she goes, Autumn thrives on learning new things and having meaningful conversations with others! :-)
Autumn graduated high school in May 2021 and is currently attending the local community college. In the Fall of 2022, she will be transferring to Oregon State University (online) to obtain her degree in Agricultural Sciences.
Autumn's favorite bands include: Williamson Branch, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, The Gothard Sisters, Della Mae, Genticorum, Alchemy, & Sons of Serendip. Her favorite individual musicians include: Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Galen Fraser, Natalie MacMaster, Patrick McAvinue, Wayne Massangale, Kate Rusby, Brayden Williamson, & April Verch. These musicians, among many others, have influenced and inspired her music a great deal. Currently, her favorite song is "I'm Asking You" by Blue Highway. 2022*
Canyon Moore - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Canyon is 18* years old. He has played the fiddle for 14 years, the guitar for 8 years, and singing most of his life.
Canyon enjoys spending time with friends and family, working on his many vehicle projects (most significantly his Dodge truck), working with leather (typically crafting ornate gun holsters), attending dance events (mainly Square, Swing, and Ballroom), participating in 4-H, serving as a Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA) Conservation Ambassador, and being involved in outdoor activities including: hunting, archery, riding dirt bike and 4-wheeler, snowmobiling (when weather permits), and caring for livestock.
This year, Canyon is a junior in high school. He is also completing dual enrollment courses at Harrisburg Area Community College with his goal being to obtain his associate's degree in Business by the end of his senior year. At this time, Canyon's plans after graduation are still undecided, however he has considered careers including Engineering and Diesel Mechanics.
Canyon’s favorite bands are Balsam Range, Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Alabama, and Johnny Cash. These musicians, among those he has played with throughout most of his life, have been a great inspiration in his musical endeavors. Currently, his favorite song is "The Touch."
Houston is our six year old younger brother. Even though Houston is not an active "band member" yet, he will be joining us on stage soon! During our band practices, he enjoys strumming the guitar & mandolin, chopping on the fiddle, and singing along to his favorite songs. He also is a huge help during set-up at concerts.
When Houston is not holding an instrument or involved with our music, he spends his time reading books, playing with trucks and tractors, gardening, and being included in the "big guy" stuff with Canyon and our Dad, Chris. In addition to those interests, Houston thoroughly enjoys lending a helping hand in the kitchen. He always keeps himself busy!
Autumn and Canyon would especially like to thank the four most influential and amazing individuals in their lives: Chris & Debby (parents) and Howard & Carol Peterman (grandparents). Without their support and encouragement, Autumn and Canyon would not be the young adults they are today.