Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band
The Buffalo Mountain Bluegrass Band consists of the home schooled sister and brother duo, Autumn and Canyon Moore. They have been performing together since 2008, and they play a variety of music styles including, but not limited to, Bluegrass, Gospel, Civil War, Patriotic, Country, Irish, Canadian, and Scottish. The duo performs regularly at a variety of venues, and they are excited to share their love of music with others.
Autumn Moore - Fiddle & Vocals
Autumn is 18* years old and she has been fiddling for 13 years. She sings harmony and occasionally plays guitar and mandolin.
Autumn enjoys spending time family and friends, listening to music, working on craft projects (card making, crocheting, sewing, and others), dancing - (Square, English and Scottish Country, Swing, Ballroom, Quebecois Step/Social, and Contra), reading, cooking and baking, cleaning, attending Civil War balls and reenactments, and participating in outdoor activities (kayaking, biking, gardening, soccer, fly fishing, and skiing). Autumn is an active 4-H member, a Penn State Extension Certified Master Gardner, a Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA) Conservation Ambassador, and a 2020 Global Youth Institute (GYI) delegate. In addition, Autumn has been blessed with the opportunity to serve as an administrative assistant for the Ashokan Center's Music & Dance Camps in Saugerties, NY. No matter where she goes, Autumn thrives on making new friends!
Autumn is a senior, and she is also completing her second year of dual enrollment with HACC (Harrisburg Area Community College). Autumn has applied to a few select colleges with plans to pursue a degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or Agricultural Science.
Autumn's favorite bands include: Williamson Branch, Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, The Gothard Sisters, Della Mae, Genticorum, Wake Up Robin, Tidal Wave, Sweetback Sisters, 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, and April Verch. These musicians, among many others, have influenced and inspired her music a great deal. 2020*
Canyon Moore - Guitar & Lead Vocals
Canyon is 16* years old. He has played the fiddle for 12 years, the guitar for 6 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 Civil War reenacting events, dancing (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 our livestock.
Canyon is currently in 10th grade and he is also participating in a dual enrollment program with Belhaven University. 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.
Houston is our younger brother. He is 5 years old and very precious. Houston is not an active "band member," just yet, but he will be joining us on stage soon. During our practices, he enjoys strumming the guitar & mandolin, chopping on the fiddle, and singing a few words to his favorite songs.
When he is not holding an instrument and 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. Houston also likes to watch educational kids videos on a variety of different topics (everything from boats to making bread). In addition to those interests, he thoroughly enjoys lending a helping hand in the kitchen. Houston keeps himself very busy!
Canyon & I can't go any further without mentioning the four most influential and amazing individuals in our lives: our fantastic parents, (Chris & Debby) and our incredible grandparents, (Howard & Carol Peterman). Without their support and encouragement in our musical endeavors as well as our other interests, along with continued patience, and willingness to listen/help, we would not be where we are today. They mean so much to us, and we are very blessed to have them in our lives!!