Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention Best All-Around Performers Concert

Each August for more than 80 years, Galax Moose Lodge #733 has hosted talented old-time and bluegrass music performers to compete in the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention for prize money and the distinction of being named the finest practitioner on particular instruments and styles by a panel of experts. Of all the first-place winners on individual instruments, only one can claim the very highest honor each year, Best All-Around Performer of the Old Fiddlers’ Convention. For the first time ever, the The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming will bring these Best All-Around Performers together for a special concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center to celebrate the legacy of the convention. In addition to individual performances, this who’s who list of traditional artists will perform as two stellar bands – one bluegrass and one old-time. The all-star lineup of musicians includes Eddie Bond, Richard Bowman, Jake Krack, Nate Leath, and Ivy Phillips on fiddle; Victor Furtado and Ivan Overstreet on banjo; Scott Fore and Wayne Henderson on guitar; Aaron Williams on mandolin; John Hollandsworth on autoharp; Victor Dowdy and Martha Spencer on bass; and Leslie Dunbar on vocals.