2021 Galax Old Fiddlers photos – early week edition

A lone reso-guitarist picks in front of the bath house at Galax (August 10, 2021) – photo by Jeromie Stephens

As we mentioned yesterday, Jeromie Stephens has taken up residency this week at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, and he will be sending along photo essays as the convention progresses. Many folks who only come out for the weekend band competitions may not be aware of just how much is going on in Felts Park during the week, with youth contests and individual instrument competitions in the offing.

Given the somewhat anonymized nature of Galax, and the fast moving pace around the tent, we have been unable to find the names of many of the people in these images. If you recognize yourself, or anyone pictured, please contact us so that we can acknowledge them in the captions.

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Jeromie Stephens

Jeromie Stephens has been photographing bluegrass musicians for a little over 30 years. In keeping with the photo-reportage styles of Jim Marshall, Carl Fleischauer and Les Leverett, he shoots in black and white and tries to always stay in close to his subjects. He was first published by FRETS! Magazine in 1986, his junior year of high school. He's illustrated articles for Bluegrass Unlimited, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, The Washington Post, The Nashville Tennessean and Fretboard Journal. Additionally his photos have been used in CD packages for musicians like Tony Rice, Danny Gatton and Lou Pallo. Jeromie lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife, April and youngest son, JJ. You are likely to see JJ with his Dad taking photos at festivals.