Fiddle Contests are in full bloom as Texas style fiddlers tune their bows and rehair their strangs! Earlier in January, the Colorado State Fiddle Championships got the season going with another strong performance by 2009 Grand National Fiddle Champion, Kimber Ludiker. Full results here.
In Texas, the official Texas State Fiddle Championships were held last month in Hallettsville, TX. Check out the winners, and make sure and be sure and keep yer eye on Arkansas fiddler, River Lee who placed 1st in the 10 and under division... Texas State Fiddle Championship Winners
Here in Arkansas, the first contest of the year will be this month. May 28 - 30 in Horseshoe Bend, AR hosts the first Family Band & Fiddle Contest Music Festival. It's really great to have another contest in Arkansas for us to get together and share some tunes! See ya there!
Just a taste:
More contests to come. June 26 - Clinton, AR; September 24-25 - Mountain View, AR (Arkansas State Championships); October 16 - Little Rock, AR (including band contest, mandolin, flatpick guitar, and banjo contests)
What is Texas style fiddlin? Check out some of the following artists and hear for yourself!