DeKalb County Fiddler's Convention 2014



Updated 06-16-14
Click Here for The Winners list of the DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention 2014

Click here for the latest Times-Journal Article on the
Fiddlers' Convention


The DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention will return next year again on the first Saturday in June, June 6th, 2015. The RULES will be the same as at the link here.
Click here for CONTEST RULES
 




The 107th Anniversary Celebration 
DeKalb County Fiddlers Convention
JUNE 6TH, 2015
THE ROTARY PAVILION,
 
DOWNTOWN FORT PAYNE, AL.
(201 5TH ST. N.E.)

We are very excited about the changes in venue, category additions, etc. for the DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention..NOTE: Ol'Time Music Categories reinstated 2014 1. Ol'Time Banjo 2. Ol'Time Fiddle 3. Ol'Time String Band and 4. Introducing The Upright Bass Category.ALSO THE CHANGE OF DATE...that is June 6th, 2015, First Saturday in June Annually. CASH PRIZES and TROPHIES to be announced Spring of 2015. The new PR brochure will be posted here as soon as it is ready (Probably early Fall, 2014) .Also appearing in 2015 will be the legendary JIM CONNORS, best known as the writer of "Grandma's Feather" for John Denver.

Clink on the link below for Rules and Regulations. 


For other info: E-mail: bwac@russellgulley.com or call 256-845-2224 or 256-845-0203


Here's the brochure for 2014.....basic info will remain the same.

         Click here to download Contest Rules
Click here for Official Press Release announcing this year's convention

Appearing at our convention 2014, from RFD TV's Marty Stuart Show was

LEROY TROY

Meanwhile save the new date:
June 6th, 2015 (Annually will be the First Sat. in June) and the new location. The Rotary Pavilion Downtown Fort Payne,Al.)

2014 Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award

The 2014 Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient is
Marvin Downer



Click here for Press Release for Marvin Downer/2014 Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award 

Marvin Downer, Renown Bluegrass Pioneer from here in DeKalb County is this year's recipient of the Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention. Downer has been very influential on many of our local musicians and he has shared his knowledge with many successful musicians, such as the acclaimed Ol' Time Fiddle Master, James Bryan. His career has spanned 6 decades since he began entertaining the troops when he was station in Korea in the 1950's and continues today. One of his most successful groups was known as The Sand Mountain Playboys which hit the country charts with their Bluegrass version of Johnny Cash's " Ring of Fire" which led to national performances and a full scale career. Later he formed his own band, Marvin Downer and the Bluegrass Four, which still performs selected performances today.