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Earlier this year the Rogersville Bluegrass Festival was named as the home of the Alabama State Championships for five (5) of the bluegrass instruments. By the end of this event state champions were named for the following instruments: Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, Guitar (flat pick) and Guitar (Finger pick). Champions were also named for the harmonica, fiddle and bluegrass band.
The 2013 Alabama State Champions and Runners-up are:
Banjo - Champion: Kurt Stephenson (Dyersburg, TN)
1st Runner Up: Weston Stewart (Anderson, AL)
2nt Runner Up: Mike Broadway (Athens, AL)
Guitar (Flat Pick) - Champion: Matthew Taylor (Maryville, TN)
1st Runner Up: John Boulware (Kimball, TN)
2nt Runner Up: Fred Duggin (Nashville, TN)
Plans are already underway for the 2014 Championships. With this in mind I ask y'all bluegrass instrument pickers/players that are from Alabama should take not only one Alabama State Champion for 2013 is actually from Alabama. Even the Best Bluegrass Band was from TN!!
Look out TN -- AL will be looking to redeem itself next year!!
Have a blessed Day. Betty Maloney
Longing For Home Bed and Breakfast
"A State of Mind, A Place of Grace, A Way of Life*"
* Taken from the book, How to be a Better Southerner by Carolyn Kent.