Brenda Brill Vitek
upright bass, vocals
Known to some as “Harmony Girl”, Brenda has a passion for finding the sweet spots in harmony. She started studying music as a youngster in the 2nd grade and played piano, flute, saxophone, and bassoon through her school years. Her vocal work began in middle-school and included several choral groups over the years, including NY AreaAllState.
Brenda’s father, fondly known to most folks as “the Goat”, introduced her to bluegrass in 1996 at the Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon, VT. It was their first bluegrass festival and it was love at first song! Brenda has attended festivals every year since.
Brenda says she finds true joy in the music and real camaraderie in the bluegrass community she affectionately calls her second family. She has learned to play rhythm guitar and upright bass and is working on making the adjustment from singing in front of a campfire to standing in front of an audience at the mic!
At jam sessions and pickin’ circles, you’ll often hear Brenda pleading for “one more song”!