GALAX, Va. — The results are in for the 2012 Old Fiddlers Convention held throughout last week and into the weekend at Felts Park in Galax, and several names from the immediate area are listed in the winnings.
Among the top winners locally are Brian Fain of Mount Airy in first for clawhammer banjo, Donnie Scott of Mount Airy in third for dobro, Marsha Todd of Mount Airy in first for dance and Narrow Road of Mount Airy in first for bluegrass bands. Best all-around performer this year was Jake Krack of Marlington, W.Va.
Below is a full listing of this year’s winners.
• Old-time fiddle:
1. Jake Krack of Marlington, W.Va.
2. Eddie Bond of Fries.
3. Jacob Bowen of State Road, N.C.
4. Richard Bowman of Mount Airy.
5. Nick McMillian of Mount Airy.
6. Chris Prillaman of Ferrum.
7. Erika Godfrey of Mount Airy.
8. Andy Edmonds of Lowgap, N.C.
9. Ivy Sheppard of Charleston, S.C.
10. Nancy Sluys of Westfield, N.C.
1. Eddie Marrs of Princeton, W.Va.
2. Trent Russell of Rocky Mount.
3. Donnie Scott of Mount Airy.
4. Robert Ellis of Mocksville, N.C.
5. Pammy Davis of Pleasant Garden, N.C.
6. Barry Cheek of Snow Camp, N.C.
7. Maggie Anderson of Woodlawn.
8. Fred Knight of Sarasota, Fla.
9. Gerald Anderson of Troutdale.
10. Danny Hargis of Huntersville, N.C.
1. Ralph McGee of King, N.C.
2. Mark Jones of Kernersville, N.C.
3. Scott Freeman of Woodlawn.
4. Chase Johner of Jefferson, N.C.
5. Cory Piatt of Springfield, Tenn.
6. Tom Mindte of Rockville, Md.
7. Ricky Ellis of Bedford.
8. Zeb Snyder of Lexington, N.C.
9. Taylor Baker of Winchester.
10. Sage Wright of Rocky Mount.
• Bluegrass fiddle:
1. Corrina Logston of Nashville, Tenn.
2. Glenn Alexander of Pfafftown, N.C.
3. Cleb McAllister of Fincastle.
4. Spencer Strickland of Lamsburg.
5. Danny Knicley of Taylorstown.
6. Debbie Gitlin of Walkertown, N.C.
7. Danielle Bishop of Fairview, N.C.
8. Aaron Lewis of Richmond.
9. Daniel Greeson of Jamestown, N.C.
10. John Hoffman of Thomasville, N.C.
1. Dot Christenson of Lexington, Ky.
2. Sharon Boyd of Colonial Heights.
3. Hunter Walker of Beckley, W.Va.
4. Marsha Harris of Morehead City, N.C.
5. Phyllis Gaskins of Port Republic.
6. Don Neuhauser of Charlestown, Ind.
7. Dick Lamb of Keezletown.
8. Kathy Hollingsworth of Christiansburg.
9. Tim Thornton of Shawsville.
10. Katie Lusk of Vinton.
• Bluegrass banjo:
1. Brandy Miller of West Jefferson, N.C.
2. Andy Lowe of Winston-Salem, N.C.
3. Jeremy Stephens of Danville.
4. Gina Clowes of Winchester.
5. Rusty Breedlove of Salem.
6. Danny Bowers of Winston-Salem, N.C.
7. Matthew Turman of Eden, N.C.
8. Derrick Easter of Cana.
9. Stevie Barr of Galax.
10. Steve Chrisley of Wytheville.
• Clawhammer banjo:
1. Brian Fain of Mount Airy.
2. Josh Ellis of Galax.
3. Jim Lloyd of Rural Retreat.
4. Trish Fore of Galax.
5. Tina Steffey of Jonesboro, Tenn.
6. Jared Boyd of Laurel Fork.
7. Daniel Boyer of Fries.
8. Ben Hill of Galax.
9. Andy Sayers of Rural Retreat.
10. Marianne Kovatch of Fries.
1. John Hollandsworth of Christiansburg.
2. David Kilby of Peach Bottom, Pa.
3. Ronnie Burroughs of Keysville.
4. Libby Kahn of Independence.
5. Doug Pratt of Cary, N.C.
6. Penny Kilby of Mouth of Wilson.
7. Virgil Adams of Fries.
8. Lois Shumaker of Olin, N.C.
9. Frederick Douglas of Pickens, S.C.
10. Ward Reece of Willis.
1. Brandon Davis of Independence.
2. Wayne Henderson of Rugby.
3. Jesse Smythers of Eden, N.C.
4. Lucas White of Corsicana, Texas.
5. Will Jones of Cana.
6. Scott Fore of Radford.
7. Jack Dunlap of Winchester.
8. Tony Collins of Bristol.
9. John Hinshelwood of Abingdon.
10. Scott Patrick of Christiansburg.
• Folk song:
1. Sam Gleaves of Rural Retreat.
2. Leslie Dunbar of Eagle Rock.
3. Amy Ellis of Bedford.
4. Jesse Shumate of Premier, W.Va.
5. Sheena Padgett of Hillsville.
6. Ted Turner of Mount Airy.
7. Jamie Collins of Bristol, Tenn.
8. Macon Gurley of Staunton.
9. Alex Reese of Christiansburg.
10. Tyler Williams of Johnson City, Tenn.
1. Marsha Todd of Mount Airy.
2. John Perry of Independence.
3. Darrell Weaver of Lyndhurst.
4. Delbert Dunford of Wytheville.
5. Mark Handy of Marion.
6. Brett Martin of Independence.
7. Michael Motley of Mount Airy.
8. Julie Powell of Big Stone Gap.
9. Angela Hale of Elk Creek.
10. Laura Boyles of Galax.
• Bluegrass bands:
1. Narrow Road of Mount Airy.
2. Equire J and the Rejects of Jonesboro, Tenn.
3. Breakin’ Jimmy’s Martin of Winston-Salem, N.C.
4. Exit 109 of Hillsville.
5. Drive Time Show of Johnson City, Tenn.
6. Adam McPeak and Mountain Thunder of Max Meadows.
7. Cross Roads of Cana.
8. Carolina Grass of Mocksville, N.C.
9. Turkey Creek of Kingsport, Tenn.
10. Designation Bluegrass Band of Mocksville, N.C.
11. Blue Delivery of Greensboro, N.C.
12. Cook Breeze Bluegrass of Erwin, Tenn.
13. New Horizon of Sparta, N.C.
14. Blu-Vue of Mount Airy.
15. Cox and Company of Hillsville.
• Old-time bands:
1. Whoppin’ Holler String Band of Marlington, W.Va.
2. Crooked Road Ramblers of Galax.
3. New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters of Galax.
4. Dry Hill Draggers of Ferrum.
5. Slate Mountain Ramblers of Mount Airy.
6. Southern Pride of Galax.
7. Virginia Creepers of Fries.
8. Blue Ridge Mountain Ramblers of Galax.
9. Roan Mountain Hilltoppers of Roan Mountain, Tenn.
10. New River Bound of Christiansburg.
11. Back Step of Mount Airy.
12. West Bound 37 of Rural Retreat.
13. Zephyr Lightning Bolts of State Road, N.C.
14. Pilot Mountain Bobcats of Westfield, N.C.
15. Hard Cider of Independence.
• Youth old-time fiddle:
1. Andrew Vogts of Chadds Ford, Pa.
2. Kitty Amaral of Elk Creek.
3. Luke Barnhill of Fisherville.
4. Laci Broom of Lexington, N.C.
5. Maggie Faulkner of Belleville, N.J.
• Youth bluegrass fiddle:
1. Adam Larkey of Johnson City, Tenn.
2. Daniel Greeson of Jamestown, N.C.
3. Carlie Arrowood of Union Mills, N.C.
4. Nathan Aldridge of Graham, N.C.
5. Crystal Shipley of Kingsport, Tenn.
• Youth mandolin:
1. Jonah Horton of Wilkesboro, N.C.
2. Olivia Fernandez of Durham, N.C.
3. Catherine Conner of Stuart.
4. Jeremiah Gilmer of Bracey.
5. Connar Hagwood of Durham, N.C.
• Youth clawhammer banjo:
1. Victor Furtado of Front Royal.
2. Miguel Villarruel of Glade Valley, N.C.
3. Robbie Anders of Galax.
4. Lulu Furtado of Front Royal.
5. Madison Shepherd of West Jefferson, N.C.
• Youth bluegrass banjo:
1. David Chrisley of Max Meadows.
2. Austin Greer ofMarion.
3. Jacob Johnson of North Wilkesboro, N.C.
4. Blake Lanning of Lexington, N.C.
5. Blaine Johnson of Beaver, W.Va.
• Youth guitar:
1. Tony Hicks of Laurel Fork.
2. Danielle Yother of Pickens, S.C.
3. Travis Starkey-Moore of Rocky Mount.
4. Elise Fernandez of Durham, N.C.
5. Jacob Greer of Todd, N.C.
• Youth band:
1. Last Minute Bluegrass of Piney Flats, Tenn.
2. The Barrell Bunch of Galax.
3. Psycho Exploding Orangutans of Front Royal.
4. Pike City of Laurel Fork.
5. The Tadpoles of Winston-Salem, N.C.