2015 National Flat Pick Guitar Champions Named

44th Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.

Date: September 19, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM

Contest Name: 2015 National Guitar Flat Pick Championships

1st Place Winner: Scott Fore City/State/Zip: Radford, VA 24143 E-Mail Address: theflatpickking@yahoo.com Web Address: www.scottfore.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Collings Winfield Model Mahogany/Adirondack Spruce Guitar
provided by Collings Guitars Inc of Austin, TX

2nd Place Winner: Steve Kaufman City/State/Zip: Alcoa, TN E-Mail Address: steve@flatpik.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Martin D-18GE Authentic Guitar with Custom Inlay provided by C.F. Martin & Co. of Nazareth, PA

3rd Place Winner: John Shaw City/State/Zip: Lincoln, NE 68521 E-Mail Address: john@dtxnd.com Webb Address: www.sandycreekbluegrass.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Gallagher G-55 Special Guitar provided by J.W. Gallagher & Son of Wartrace, TN