The Troubadours kill at Merlefest

We’ve spoken highly in the past about The Troubadours, a talented young band from East Tennessee. They made the trek this weekend to Merlefest, and came away covered in glory.

Yesterday we posted the winners of the banjo and guitar competitions, and Eric Hardin – who plays banjo for The Troubadours – took first in guitar.

Today we learned that bass player/vocalist David Grindstaff and guitarist Ben Poteat took first in the bluegrass category of Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting contest for their song, The Working Man.

Way to go guys!

David tells us that the song will be on the band’s debut album, expected this summer on Mountain Fever Records. He and Eric each have solo projects which are available from the band web site.

We hope to get more details on the other Chris Austin contest winners this evening. Also, Georgia Lowrance has an update from yesterday at Wilkesboro, but has been experiencing some Internet issues today. We’ll get that up as soon as she can get it to us.