2015 - Third place in 2015 National Hammer Dulcimer Championship was awarded to 27-year old Visual Artist and Musician, Kyle Paxton of Santa Rosa Beach, FL. This was the second time Kyle has entered this contest. He made the cut to the top five in 2012. Kyle has been playing the hammer dulcimer for the past 9 years and he also plays the piano and guitar. In addition to performing he also teaches the hammer dulcimer. Kyle has a CD entitled “Life to Life”. He also likes to surf on his long board & skateboard.
His musical efforts netted him a check for $75, the 3rd Place Trophy and a Huddleson UL400C Chromatic Hammer Dulcimer by Mike Huddleson Stringed Instruments of Wichita, KS.