We are thrilled to announce the winners of the FreshGrass Band Award. There were countless wonderful submissions from all over the country, and the FreshGrass Award jury found these five to be especially thoughtful and original. On Sunday morning during the festival they each performed a short set in front of the jury (and the public!), vying for a $5,000 cash first prize, a $1,000 recording session at Compass Records’ studio in Nashville, and a spot onstage at FreshGrass 2015.

Band Grand Prize: Twisted Pine

Second Prize: Many Nights Ahead

Third Prize: Circa Blue

 


Grand Prize Winner: Twisted Pine

website:  TwistedPineMusic.com


Second Prize Winner: Many Nights Ahead

website:  ManyNightsAhead.com

Third Prize Winner: Circa Blue

website: Circa-Blue.com


Eastbound Jesus

website:  EastboundJesus.com


The Sons of Bluegrass

website:  SonsOfBluegrass.net


The 2014 FreshGrass Award Duo Finalists are booked! We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing all of these excellent pairs. Thank you to all of the candidates for submitting so much great music. We hope you’ll participate again next year.

Quiles & Cloud

website:  QuilesAndCloud.com 


Molly Tuttle & John Mailander

website:  MollyTuttle.com
website:  JohnMailander.com


No Bones About It

website:  NoBonesAboutItBand.com


Tatiana Hargreaves & Ethan Jodziewicz

Facebook:  Tatiana Hargreaves & Ethan Jodziewicz


Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms

website: CalebKlauder.com

The 2014 FreshGrass Award Banjo Finalists are on their way to the festival! We’re looking forward to seeing and hearing all of these folks in action. Thank you to all of the candidates for submitting so much innovative banjo music. We hope you’ll participate again next year.

Jordan Alleman

website:  JordanAlleman.com


Douglas Jay Goldstein

website:  CricketTellTheWeather.net


Ricky Mier

website:  RickyMier.com


Gabe Hirschfeld

website LonelyHeartStringband.com


Walker Turner

website:  ManyNightsAhead.com