Melissa Buck is a skilled bluegrass/Americana musician. She has experience in teaching courses in Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer, bluegrass band, guitar, vocals, songwriting, and harmony singing. Melissa also taught music, art, and theater through a music grant for the arts at the Boys and Girls Club. She received an International Bluegrass Music Award for Recorded Event of the Year in 2009 for Bluegrass Bouquet along with a few other ladies on the track "Proud to Be a Daughter of Bluegrass." Melissa has worked in the music industry for a small bluegrass label, Blue Circle Records and Good Home Grown Music publishing. In addition to music, Melissa is a painter and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre. She and her husband live here in Columbia.