Winner of the 2017 FreshGrass Fiddle Award Andrew Vogts began studying classical violin at age 4, becoming passionate about fiddle music while on a fiddle train tour across Canada led by the legendary Scottish fiddler, Alasdair Fraser. After a week studying with Bruce Molsky, Andrew decided to focus primarily on Appalachian old-time fiddle style. He continues to win awards in fiddle competitions and state championships across the country, including Clifftop (West Virginia) and Galax (Virginia), the two biggest Appalachian old-time contests in the eastern U.S. In addition, he performs and competes with his duet, The Psycho Exploding Orangutans, which consists of Andrew and his friend, Victor Furtado (2016 FreshGrass Banjo Award winner).