PICKENS – Winners of the 2016 S.C. State Fiddling Championship held recently at Hagood Mill were:
Adult Old Time Fiddle Category
First: Senior Old Time Fiddle Category: Andy Brooks from Liberty
Second: Josh Johnson of Pickens
Third (tie): Lillie Rogers of Salem and Jim Graddick of Blythewood
Junior Fiddle (16 and under)
First: Mary Johnson of Pickens
Second: Cade Kennedy of Belton
Third: Amelia Tebalt of Seneca
Senior “Wild Cat” Open
First: Freddy Vanderford of Buffalo
Second: Owen Grooms of Pisgah Forest, N.C.
Third” Bob and Melody Thomason of Santee Ga.
Junior “Wild Cat” Open
First: David Saffro of Powdersville
Second: Amelia Tebalt of Seneca
Third: Cade and Shea Kennedy of Belton
Old Time Banjo
First: Owen Grooms of Pisgah Forest, N.C.
Second: Andy Brooks of Liberty
Third: Arthur Bruce of Taylors
First (tie): Danielle Yother of Pickens and Glen Craver of Winston-Salem, N.C.
Second: Jim Graddick of Blythewood
Third: Shea Kennedy of Belton
Old Time String Band
First: Rocky Bottom Ramblers
Second: Half Past 12
Third: Bruce Family Band