“The right place at the right time. We’re all aware of that notion, and most of us have experienced it at one moment or another. For Brad Boulet, it was standing in the mud at the Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta last spring. Beside him in the downpour was Caleb Burress, lead singer of Haywood County Americana outfit Soldier’s Heart. The two began talking and quickly found out they had much more in common than a love for music. Turns out Boulet was born and raised in Jackson County, the Town of Webster to be exact. Turns out they ran around in similar music circles, too. The duo quickly connected, with Boulet coming up to Haywood from Atlanta seemingly every weekend to collaborate with Soldier’s Heart and their extended family of Appalachian musical cohorts. Boulet also fronts the band Owner of the Sun. A blend of folk, bluegrass and backwoods stompin’, the sextet has been making their rounds in Western North Carolina to raucous crowds.”