2015 National Bluegrass Banjo 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 20, 2015 Time: 1:00 PM

Contest Name: 2014 National Bluegrass Banjo Championships

1st Place Winner: Steven Moore City/State/Zip: St. Clairsville, OH 43950 E-Mail Address: stevenmoore.banjo@gmail.com Webb Address: www.stevenmoorebanjo.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Ome “Odyssey” Bluegrass Banjo provided by Ome Banjos of Boulder, CO

2nd Place Winner: Kyle Tuttle
City/State/Zip: Nashville, TN 37216 E-Mail Address: kyle.tuttle.banjo@gmail.com Web Address: www.kyletuttle.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Deering Calico 5-String Banjo provided by Deering Banjo Company of Spring Valley, CA

3rd Place Winner: Matt Davis City/State/Zip: Murfreesboro, TN E-Mail Address: matthew.davis@gmail.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Deering Eagle II Banjo provided by
Deering Banjo Company of Spring Valley, CA