Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention Winners

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2021 Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention Winners

Judges' Choice: Instrument Winners

Eastman Guitar: Damian Gadiyak

(L-R) Damian Gadiyak, Common Ground on the Hill Executive Director Walt Michael)

Eastman Mandolin: Emme Davis

Gold Tone Banjo: Bayla Davis

Emme Davis (L) with her new Eastman mandolin and Bayla Davis with her new Gold Tone banjo

Claude Martin Memorial Fiddle Award: Myles Thomas

(L-R) Common Ground on the Hill Executive Director Walt Michael, Myles Thomas, luthier Thomas Precht

Grand Prize Winner

Abraham Joyner-Meyers

2021 Bluegrass Fiddle:

1st Place: Sarah Gilbert

2nd Place: Elizabeth Cunha

3rd Place: Micah John

Celtic instrumentalist

1st Place: Niccolo Seligmann

2nd Place: Abraham Joyner-Meyers

3rd Place: Katey Aucoin

Guitar

1st Place: Joe Herrmann

2nd Place: Chuck Becker

3rd Place: Steve Hung

Mandolin

1st Place: Chuck Becker

2nd Place: Susan Burns

3rd Place: Emme Davis

Old-Time Banjo

1st Place: Abraham Joyner-Meyers

2nd Place: Joe Herrmann

3rd Place: Darrow Sherman

Old-Time Fiddle

1st Place: Darrow Sherman

2nd Place: Niccolo Seligmann

3rd Place: Henry Barnes

Vocalist

1st Place: Lydia Foy

2nd Place: Micah John

3rd Place: Bayla Davis

Young Performer

1st Place: Clara Becker

2nd Place: Damian Gadiyak

3rd Place: Eliza Mood

Judges

Many thanks to our judges: Andy Cohen, Jo Morrison, Harry Orlove and Mark Schatz

Looking for Acoustic Roots Songwriting Competition Winners?

See the winners HERE.

Special Thanks to our Instrument Sponsors:

Eastman Guitars

Gold Tone

Thomas Precht, Luthier

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2017 Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention Winners

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2016 Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention Winners

Winners of the 2016 Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention,
with organizer Walt Michael of Common Ground on the Hill (rear, far right)

Judges Choice: Instrument Winners

Eastman Guitar Winner: Daniel Caton

Eastman Fiddle Winner: Darrow Sherman

Eastman Mandolin Winner: Micky Justice

Gold Tone Banjo Winner: Victor Furtado

2016 Bluegrass Band

1st: Headwaters: Kyle Windbeck, Logan Sutton Joey Mosley, Derrick Cole, Kenny Windbeck

2016 Bluegrass Banjo

1st: Kyle Windbeck

2nd: Levi Sanders

2016 Bluegrass Fiddle

1st: Peri Leighty

2016 Celtic Ensemble

1st: Darrow Sherman & Peri Leighty

2016 Celtic Instrumentalist

1st: Darrow Sherman

2nd: Peri Leighty

2016 Guitar

1st: Joey Mosley

2nd: Kyle Windbeck

3rd: Victor Furtado

2016 Mandolin

1st: Taylor Baker

2nd: Victor Furtado

3rd: Mickey Justice

2016 Old-time Band

1st: Claude, Erica and Company!

2016 Old-time Banjo

1st: Victor Furtado

2nd: Elizabeth Baker

3rd: Noah Bowman

2016 Old-time Fiddle

1st: Claude Martin

2nd: Elizabeth Baker

3rd: Peri Leighty

2016 Vocalist

1st: Mickey Justice

2nd: Jerry Leitner

3rd: Claude Martin

2016 Young Performer

1st: Mac Nifontoff

2016 Special Performer

1st: Mickey Justice

2nd: Erica Snow

3rd: Victor Furtado

2015 Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention Winners

2015 Deer Creek Fiddlers' Convention Winners​

2015 Bluegrass Band

1st: Headwaters: Logan Sutton, Joey Mosley, Kyle Windbeck

2nd: Southern Brewed Bluegrass Band: Joey Mosley, Jacob Mosley, Jeremy Mosley, Justin Klaverweiden

2015 Bluegrass Banjo

1st: Kyle Windbeck ~ Kyle received a banjo courtesy of Gold Tone

2nd: Justin Klaverweiden

2015 Bluegrass Fiddle

1st: Joseph McAnulty

2nd: Rebecca Weiss

3rd: Peri Leighty

2015 Celtic Ensemble

1st: Peri Leighty & Rebecca Weiss

2015 Celtic Instrumentalist

1st: Peri Leighty

2nd: Rebecca Weiss

3rd: Nathaniel Johnston

2015 Guitar

1st: Joey Mosley ~ Joey received a guitar courtesy of Eastman Instruments.

2nd: Kyle Windbeck

3rd: Kevin Neidig

2015 Mandolin

1st: Jacob Mosley

2nd: Taylor Baker

2015 Mandolin - Judge's Choice

Taylor Baker ~ Taylor received a mandolin courtesy of Eastman Instruments.

2015 Clogging

1st: Mark Schatz

2015 Old-time Band

1st: Four Taters (Joe Herrmann, Mark Schatz, Bob Winans, Luke Chohaney)

2nd: Banana Express (Elizabeth Baker and Mary Dunlap)

2015 Old-time Banjo

1st: Mark Schatz

2nd: Elias Johnston

3rd: Elizabeth Baker

2015 Old-time Fiddle

1st: Joe Herrmann

2nd: Rebecca Weiss

3rd: Peri Leighty

2015 Vocalist

1st: Elizabeth Baker

2nd: Kevin Neidig

3rd: Luke Chohaney

2015 Young Performer

1st: Silas Werner

2nd: Anna Herz

2015 Special Performer

1st: David Kilby

2nd: Nathaniel Johnston

The judges had a tough time sorting through 70 entries, but they’ve come up with the winners of the Second Annual Common Ground On The Hill Acoustic Roots Songwriting Contest.

The winners are:

1st Place: "Bury Me in the Sky" by William Ellis, Kim Richardson, Mary Unobsky and Willie Pevear.

2nd Place: "The Man Who Drank Your Life Away" by Kevin Hale

3rd Place (tie): "Muscadine" by John Bolten

3rd Place (tie): "I Am An Immigrant" by Jesse Palidofsky

Honorable Mentions

"Stinkbug Stomp" by David Dishneau

"Hold Your Torch" by Jim Morris

“The entries underscored the broad reach of acoustic roots music,”
Contest coordinator David Morris
“Folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, Americana and country were all represented. It was hard for the judges to listen to so many wonderful songs and pick just a handful of winners."
Contest coordinator David Morris

Songwriters David Roth, Dawn Kenney and Rod MacDonald joined Morris as judges.

The judges had a tough time sorting through 70 entries, but they’ve come up with the winners of the Second Annual Common Ground On The Hill Acoustic Roots Songwriting Contest.

The winners are:

1st Place: "Bury Me in the Sky" by William Ellis, Kim Richardson, Mary Unobsky and Willie Pevear.

2nd Place: "The Man Who Drank Your Life Away" by Kevin Hale

3rd Place (tie): "Muscadine" by John Bolten

3rd Place (tie): "I Am An Immigrant" by Jesse Palidofsky

Honorable Mentions

"Stinkbug Stomp" by David Dishneau

"Hold Your Torch" by Jim Morris

“The entries underscored the broad reach of acoustic roots music,”
Contest coordinator David Morris
“Folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, Americana and country were all represented. It was hard for the judges to listen to so many wonderful songs and pick just a handful of winners."
Contest coordinator David Morris

Songwriters David Roth, Dawn Kenney and Rod MacDonald joined Morris as judges.

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