2022 Contest Winners List

Congratulations to ALL of our fine Contestants!
Contestant videos available soon!

 

Band

1. Gilbert Louie Ray, Glendale

2. Matt Michienzie, Los Angeles

3. The Praties, Los Angeles

Honorable Mention:

Old Corn Lickers,  Los Angeles

Traditional Banjo - Advanced

1. Milena Reed, Culver City

2. Jeffrey McLeod, Los Angeles

3. Corey Husic, Pasadena

Honorable Mention:

Ken Leiboff, San Jose

Andy Roberts, Mariposa

Traditional Banjo - Intermediate

1. Justin Sikora, Santa Tustin

2. Joel Graves, Ventura

3. Scott Vilhauer, Torrance

Bluegrass Banjo - Advanced

1. Bob Hamilton, Palm Springs

2. Sean Conlon, San Pedro

3. Ken Leiboff, San Jose

Bluegrass Banjo - Intermediate

1. Smith Allen, Glendale

2. Ted Kuster, Rohnert Park

3. Phillip Ciano, Studio City

Fiddle - Advanced

1. Corey Husic, Pasadena

2. Julian McClanahan, Los Angeles

3. Nick Kennerly, Los Angeles

Honorable Mention:
    Jeremie Levi,  Yucca Valley

    Dayne Bee, Nashville, TN

Fiddle - Intermediate

1. Ronen Peters, Pasadena

2. Segan Scotti, Tiujnga

3. Leonora Vukovitz, Thousand Oaks

Honorable Mention:

    Reed Whisler, Burbank

    Stephanie Pieck, Schenectady, NY

Fiddle - Beginning

1. Melina Aghili, Tarzana

2. Liam Stewart, Montrose

3. Naomi d'Alessio, Northridge

Honorable Mention:

    Lilian Hoshino, Westlake Village

Mandolin - Advanced

1. Bob Hamilton, Palm Springs

2. Allegra Frost, Topanga

3.Jeremie Levi, Yucca Valley

Mandolin - Intermediate

1. Peter Cho, Los Angeles

2. Joselyn Sky Goldman, Atascadero

3. Mary Zangerle, Moorpark

 

Flat-Picking Guitar - Advanced

1. Bob Hamilton, Palm Springs

2. Joy Louise Williams, Lake Havasu City, AZ

3. Peter Cho, Los Angeles

Honorable Mention:

    Jon Wittenberg

Finger-Style Guitar - Advanced

1. Gustavo Biermann, Sherman Oaks

2. Andrew Huebner,  Tujunga

3. Bob Hamilton, Palm Springs    

Honorable Mention:
   Richard Marchetta

Finger-Style Guitar - Intermediate

1. Jeff Bernstein, Pacific Palisades

2. Bill Dempsey, San Juan Capistrano

3. David Clymer, Los Angeles

Ukulele - Advanced

1. Bob Hamilton, Palm Springs

2. Paul McCallum, Thousand Oaks

3. Jon Wittenberg, El Granada

Ukulele - Intermediate

1. Chuck Young, Simi Valley

2. Kamara Franco, Los Angeles

Other Instruments - Advanced

1. Jordan Bush, Santa Clarita [Harmonica]

2.David Aks,  Granada Hills [Cello]

3.Johnny Roquemore, Chehalis, WA [Harmonica]

Honorable Mention:

   Michael Gutin, Santa Barbara [Accordion)

   Paul McCallum, Thousand Oaks [Dobro)

Other Instruments - Intermediate

1. Olivia Milosavljevic, Agoura Hills [Flatpick Guitar]

2. Hap Palmer, Woodland Hills [Flatpick Guitar]

3. Scott Vilhauer, Torrence [Slack Key Guitar]

Other Instruments - Beginning

1. Stephanie Pieck, Schenectady, NY [Recorder]

Singing 

1. Cynthia Brando, South Pasadena

2. Andrew Frankel, Studio City

3. Joselyn Sky Goldman, Atascadero

Honorable Mention:
    Johnny Roquemore, Chehalis, WA

    Linnea Sablosky, Los Angeles

 

Best Backup Instrument 

1. Bob Schetter, Santa Barbara [Guitar]

2. Matt Michienzie, Los Angeles [Guitar]

3. Joy Louise Williams, Lake Havasu City, AZ [Guitar]

3. Jon Wittenberg, El Granada [Guitar)

Honorable Mention:
    Ken Leiboff, Palm Springs [Guitar]

   Jeremie Levi, Yucca Valley [Guitar)

 

Step Dancing -

1. Hap Palmer, Woodland Hills

2. Lara Day, Atascadero

3. Aedan MacDonnell, Monrovia

 

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Gilbert Louie Ray        photo by Dale Beck

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Milena Reed

Jordan Bush

Laura Day

Joslyn Sky Goldman

Allegra Frost   Photo by Dale Beck

Melina Aghili

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Andrew Frankel

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Cynthia Brando

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Jeff Mcleod

Hap Palmer

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Chuck Young

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Paul McCallum

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Jon Wittenberg

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Mary Zangerle

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Phil Ciano

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Leonora Vukovitz