2014 Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention:

September 18th – 20th

 A great big thanks goes out to everyone who attended and participated in this year’s Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention! The weather was beautiful and it was truly the best one yet.

We wish to give a special thanks to all the sponsors of this year’s convention: Norm’s Farms, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Silk Hope Service, Chatham Portables, Pine Cone Bluegrass, Progress Solar Solutions and Farm Heritage Park. An extra special shout out to the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival Organization for providing support and infrastructure. Finally, much appreciation and kudos go to all the volunteers that put their time and energy into making this event wonderful.

Here are this year’s winners:

Old-Time Band
1st:  The Woodchuckers       2nd: Cousin Amy Deluxe     3rd: Haywood Billy Goats
Bluegrass Band

1st: Loose Gravel      2nd: Grass Up and Go     3rd: Kicks and Giggles

Non-Traditional Band

1st: Ball Jar All-Stars     2nd: Sharp Point Rounders     3rd: Fernandez Sisters

Old-Time Fiddle

1st: David Hughes     2nd: Joe Macheret     3rd: Andrew Small

Bluegrass Fiddle

1st: Joe Macheret     2nd: Holly Riley     3rd: Clay Shelor

Old-Time Banjo

1st: Ken Inoue     2nd: Lightnin’ Wells     3rd: Ben Banick

Bluegrass Banjo

1st: David Thornberry     2nd: Jackson Hagwood     3rd: Greyson Leybourne

Folk Song

1st: Lightnin’ Wells     2nd: Tim Wells     3rd: Jon Newlin


1st: Bailey Cole     2nd: Spencer Mobley     3rd: Zeb Gambill


1st:  David Hughes     2nd: Andrew Small     3rd: Glen Craver


1st: Andrew Small     2nd: Zac Smith     3rd: Ben Noblit

Youth Fiddle

1st: Hanah Maness     2nd: Iris Newlin     3rd: Isabelle Gorman

Youth Banjo

1st: Elleana Schilling     2nd: Micah Marhool     3rd: John Michael Hill

Youth Other Instrument

1st: John Michael Hill     2nd: Mica Marhool     3rd: Olivia Fernandez

Adult Dance

1st: Natalie Taggart     2nd: Kazumi Inoue     3rd: Hayride Ken (O’Harra)

Youth Dance

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1st: Andi White & Keith Savary     2nd: Teresa & Ron Pruitt     3rd: Pete Lucey

****All proceeds from Hoppin’ John go to benefit the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, a NC not-for-profit corporation.****

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Fall Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance

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Eighth Annual Festival!
September 18 - 20, 2014
at Shakori Hills,
Silk Hope, NC
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