ATHENS — This is a partial list of winners in the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, held Friday and Saturday at Athens State University. Winners are in order, first place to fifth. Additional winners will be published Monday.
Harmonica: Tommy Bounds, Sylacauga; Ken Tenpenny, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Isaac Vick, Lyels, Tenn.; Rob Pearcy, Smyrna, Tenn.; Jim Kerins, Hartselle.
Mandolin: Joel Whittinghill, Bowling Green, Ky.; Will McMeans, Lester; Rob Pearcy, Smyrna, Tenn.; Barry W. Palmer, Cleveland, Ga.; Bobby Nobley, LaGrange, Ga.
Bluegrass banjo: Barry W. Palmer, Cleveland, Ga.; Weston Stewart, Anderson; Brett Martin, Auburn; Roger Jones, Athens; Will McMeans, Lester.
Dobro: Damion Kidd, Elkmont; Rick Harris, Bessemer; Steven Smiley, Elkmont; Rodney Carter, Eva; Rob Pearcy, Smyrna, Tenn.
Dulcimer: Rob Pearcy, Smyrna, Tenn.; Will McMeans, Lester; Tommy Bounds, Sylacauga; Pat VanGorder Rockvale, Tenn.; Isaac Vick, Lyles, Tenn.
Old-time singing: Ed Norman, Durham, N.C.; Duncan and Eleanor Blair, Birmingham; Jim and Joyce Cauthen, Birmingham; Eddie Finn, Chelsea; Clayton Burrell, Athens.
Beginning fiddler (ages 10 and under): Caleb Bryant, Northport; Rebecca Johnson, Madison; Thomas Allison, Gordo; Carci DiGiovanni, Greenbrier, Tenn.; Jesse Larios, Fayetteville, Ga.
Guitar finger picking: Lynn Barnes, Alpine; Vance Smith, Athens; Robbie Sanders, Sumiton; Patrick Lowery, Brewton; Charlie Hunter, Birmingham.
Old-time banjo: Joel Whittinghill, Bowling Green, Ky.; Rob Pearcy, Smyrna, Tenn.; Will McMeans, Lester; Scott Miller, Hanceville; Randall Boyd, Lester.
Beginning fiddler (ages 11-15): Cody Beck, Bowling Green, Ky.; Alex Thomlinson, Suches, Ga.; Tyler White, Reinzi, Miss.; Green Kimbell, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Brandon Bounds, Northport.
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