Saturday, October 23, 2010

Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championships

The 2010 Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championships held at Wildwood Park in Little Rock, Arkansas was a tremendous success.  Contestants from Tennessee, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas gathered to compete for top honors in the Arkansas State Master Fiddler Championship, Arkansas State Flatpick Championship, Arkansas State Mandolin Championship, Arkansas State Banjo Championship and Arkansas State Bluegrass* Band Championship.  Congratulations to all the 2010 Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championship winners!

Arkansas Master Fiddle Championship
1.)  Junior Marriott - Ava, MO
2.)  Ed Carnes - Franklin, TN
3.)  Douglas Thompson - OK
4.)  Emma Pendleton - OK
5.)  Kerry Varble - OH
5.)  Michael Thompson - OK

Arkansas Master Fiddle Championship - Senior Division
1.)  Jim Brunson - Conway, AR

Arkansas Master Fiddle Championship - Junior Division
1.)  Monica Davanzo - Conway, AR
2.)  Brittany Davanzo - Conway, AR
3.)  Will Mouw - Little Rock, AR

Arkansas Master Fiddle Championship - PeeWee Division
1.)  River Lee - Springdale, AR
2.)  Kacey Williams - Greenbrier, AR
3.)  Alyssa Jett - Springdale, AR


Arkansas State Bluegrass* Band Championship
1.)  Blue Rain
2.)  The Josh Love Band
3.)  Buddy and Tina Wright Group

Arkansas State Flatpick Championship
1.)  Jed Clark - Searcy, AR
2.)  Douglas Thompson - OK
3.)  Carmen Davanzo - Conway, AR

Arkansas State Mandolin Championship
1.)  Mary Meyer - MO
2.)  Dylan Barber - Conway, AR
3.)  Douglas Thompson - OK

Arkansas State Banjo Championship
1.)  Nick Davanzo - Conway, AR
2.)  Dylan Barber - Conway, AR
3.)  Bruce Anderson - North Little Rock, AR

*The term "Bluegrass" is used in its broadest sense.  As per the Rules and Regulations, "Old Time", "Western Swing", "New Acoustic", and "Newgrass" as well as "Bluegrass" are allowed.  The purpose of the Arkansas Pickin' and Fiddlin' Championships is to encourage and promote our musical heritage, particularly, as it relates to and stems from the music performed on mandolin, banjo, guitar, voice and our Natural State's instrument, the fiddle in a traditional setting and its interpretations to today.