Bullas, The


  • Originally from Grants Pass, Oregon; 1998, moved to Nashville.
  • A family band featuring parents Brad and Carol Bulla, with children Luke and Jenny Anne. The original family band was called “The In-Laws” (with Carol’s sister and her husband also in the group), then later “Legacy.”
  • Luke and Jenny Anne recorded an album for Rounder Records in 1991. Luke was eleven years old, Jenny Anne was ten.
  • Luke and Jenny began playing fiddle when they were 7 and 6 years old respectively.
  • 1989, won the national old-time fiddle championship in their respective age divisions (Weiser, Idaho). Repeated in 1993.
  • 1990, Luke placed in the top ten at the Grand Masters Fiddling Championships in Nashville—competing against fiddlers from all over the world of all ages.
  • 1998-2000, Luke played fiddle with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder.
  • 2000, Brad formed Brad Bulla Promotions, working with a variety of artists and record labels.
  • 2000-present, Jenny has worked with numerous artists including Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Paul Overstreet, Ricky Skaggs, the Watkins Family Hour, Chris Jones and Jim Lauderdale. She currently lives in Spokane, Washington and is married to author Caleb Mannan (her name is now Jenny Anne Mannan). She released a solo project Saints & Sinners (no label).
  • 2000-present, Luke has worked with numerous artists including the John Cowan Band, Lyle Lovett, Noam Pikelny, Kevin Costner, Earl Scruggs and Sam Bush. He also had a rock band called Wisechild (with Casey Driessen). 2014, released a solo project “Who Loves You Better” on his own label Pure Music.
  • 2014, Brad formed a band called Fireball Mail (plays guitar).