Busk and Rye got their start captivating passersby on the Church Street Marketplace with their bluegrass, country, and folk-infused tunes. Members of this eclectic trio can be found playing around town on multiple instruments. Matthew Vaughan is a drummer turned mandolinist. Taylor Smith is an acoustic guitarist by day, alto saxophonist by night. Luke Hausermann plays the electric bass when the mood strikes. The departure from their native instruments has opened up a world of possibilities, and allows them to get to the roots of the music they love. A Busk and Rye show is full of warm harmonies and high energy – a combination irresistible to audiences of all ages. The trio has since branched out into Vermont’s outdoor venues and nightclubs, though their home will always be singing on the streets of Burlington.