Jeff and Vida


  • From Nashville (by way of New York City and New Orleans).
  • 1997, Jeff Burke (mandolin) and Vida Wakeman (guitar) met in New York City.
  • 1999, after attending MerleFest (and getting hooked on the music) they moved to New Orleans.
  • 2001, began performing together full-time.
  • 2003, released The Simplest Plans album (Binky).
  • Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, they relocated to Nashville.
  • 2009, released fourth album Selma Chalk (Rosebank).