Melissa E. Wright and Ben Walters
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA, 02215
Melissa E. Wright and Ben Walters met at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Round Hill, VA, as part of the band the Acoustic Burgoo. The members were inspired by the music, people, and traditions of Appalachia. Deeply rooted yet uncompromisingly progressive, their style is driven by Ben's rockabilly bass style and Melissa's soulful vocals and powerful lyrics. The pair seamlessly flows through a vast array of material, touching on bluegrass, Chicago blues, old-time fiddle tunes, traditional country, and soul.