Monday, September 21, 2009

Keep an ear out for these youngsters

Arkansas Folk-DJ Mike Flynn reports:

"I just got back from the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield Kansas...which is not news of interest...but something didhappen there that was fun.

"A young man from North Carolina entered the old time fiddlecontest and won. He entered the mandolin contest and won.He also entered the flat-pick guitar contest and won that as well. That's never happened before at Winfield.

"His name is Bryan Dowell from NC. He's 18 years old andhe's a polite gentleman...who plays great guitar.

"The other fun thing was...the 2nd place flat-pick winner wasBrandon Davis from VA...and 3rd place was won by EricHarden from NC...and these three young men play in a bandtogether.

"The crowd loved listening to the three young men play together on stage one."

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