Over the weekend, the 8th annual Northern California Bluegrass Awards were distributed during the week-long, free Bluegrass on Broadway festival in Redwood City, CA. Among the individual and band trophies distributed, Lifetime Achievement honors were presented to Cactus Bob & Prairie Flower (Bob Cole and Chris Stevenson), Charlie Cran of the Strawberry Music Festival, and Penny Godlis of the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
2015 winners include:
- Best Bluegrass Band – The Tuttles with A.J. Lee
- Best Fiddle Player – Jack Tuttle
- Best Mandolin Player – Michael Tuttle
- Best Guitar Player – Yoseff Tucker
- Best Banjo Player – Larry Cohea
- Best Dobro Player – Jim Mintun
- Best Bass Player – Lisa Burns and Louise Mintun (tie)
- Best Male Vocalist – Snap Jackson and Billy Pitron (tie)
- Best Female Vocalist – A.J. Lee
Congratulations and well done to them all!
This year’s Bluegrass on Broadway once again hosted the Northern California Bluegrass Society Bluegrass Film Festival. A total of seven films were screened, from shorts to full-length features.
All festival events are funded through generous donations from Redwood City Civic Cultural Commission, the Redwood City Public Library, the Redwood City Department of Parks Recreation & Community Services, and John Dabney.