Debut album, Ride the Wheel, released April 2017! Buddy System’s debut album features tunes written and collected in their travels. From driving reels to beautiful waltzes, the tunes are creatively arranged and feature Buddy System’s tight duo sound, plus a few extra surprises.
“This CD is tremendous. Thank you for bringing extraordinary music into my life! Beautiful work.”
“The music is gorgeous and glorious.”
“You two are amazing!”
Buddy System plays dance music with heart, seemingly bottomless energy, and a deep groove. Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, foot percussion) and Julie Vallimont (piano, jawharp) are known for their creativity, big sound, tight arrangements, and connection with the dancers. They use their duo to its full potential: Noah’s fiddle and foot percussion powerhouse drives the band, matched by Julie’s rich, nuanced, versatile piano playing.
Buddy System has taken the country by storm since Noah and Julie started performing together in 2014. They’ve played for dancers in more than twenty states, at some of the biggest dance festivals in the country. They also love playing concerts, where they can showcase other parts of their deep repertoire.
“I couldn’t believe that two people could make so much sound!”
— Dancer, Asheville, NC
Winter CDH, 2018. A blast to spend a week with so many great folks.
Playing the main hall at the Dance Flurry is always such an incredible experience – there’s just nothing else like it!
A new tune at Chattaboogie, Jan 2019.