Highway 60 from Cherry Log, GA won the band competition, demonstrating a strong combination of contemporary and traditional bluegrass delivered with first rate musicianship. The band is highly energetic and enthusiastic in its delivery. Jeff Partin, Dobro and guitar player for Volume Five as well as this band, is a standout musician in a fine group of accomplished pickers. The band won the 2011 Georgia State band competition and will be worth watching as it seeks to join the myriad of good young bands currently emerging.
Guitar 1. Adam Wright, Nashville Tn 2. Andrew Hatfield, Peoria Il 3. Scott Fore, Radford Va 4. Matt Lindsey, Dunbar WVA 5. Matthew Taylor, Maryville Tn
Winner - Steve Moore
Steve Moore Recieves Banjo Award
from Meredith Lanier
Steve Moore with Prize Banjo Maker Warren Yates
1. Steven Moore, Bethesda Ohio 2. Brandi Miller, West Jefferson, NC 3. Weston Stewart, Anderson Alabama 4. Alex Edwards, Salisbury NC 5. Moses Dehart, Glenside PA
Banjo Contest Finalists
The Hinson Girls
RenoFest is perfectly located in the season as a small and important indoor bluegrass festival in the central and enjoyable small town of Hartsville, SC. It belongs on the schedule of people who love great bluegrass music and wish to see emerging bands and pickers before they gain national reputations on tour. Try to schedule it for next year.