Andy May's Acoustic Kids poster: Virtual Walnut Valley Festival 48.5

Acoustic Kids at Walnut Valley Virtual Festival 48.5

Join us  online for the streaming Acoustic Kids set at the Walnut Valley Virtual Festival 48.5 on Wednesday, September 16!! The showcase follows the special John McCutcheon & Friends “Community in COVID” concert which starts at 5:30 p.m. CDT. The Acoustic Kids set will start about 6:50 p.m. This Acoustic Kids Showcase is a montage of performances from the two 2019 Walnut…

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Acoustic Kids Registration Form – MerleFest

Registration for this year’s event is Feb. 1 – March 15, or until the showcases are full, whichever comes first! Register early!!

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Amanda Coffman in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

Fiddle/Violin

About:

I am a mom and working full time in the insurance industry. But still love to play and try to do so when ever I can. I taught private fiddle lessons for about 5 years until i gave birth to my daughter in 2015. I will occasionally guest play with my dad’s band Mystic Lizard. For the last 10 years I have run the Music Ministry at my church and just recently retired from that so that i could play more on fiddle rather than manage it.

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Gwenyth Aggeler in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

About:

Since Acoustic Kids, I have been continuing to play guitar and am planning on going to college for classical guitar performance.

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Presley Barker in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

About:

Presley Barker has been playing acoustic guitar since he was seven. Living in the NC mountains and listening to Doc Watson on the radio inspired Presley to begin picking fiddle tunes and bluegrass music. He has been influenced and mentored by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton and has quickly emerged as an astonishingly gifted flat-picker.

  • Touring: NC, will travel to TN and VA
  • Highlights:
    • 2018: Invited to play The Grand Ole Opry by Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame Member and Country Music Hall of Fame Member Ricky Skaggs
    • 2017: 1st place Adult Guitar at the Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention, Virginia; 1st Place- Wayne C. Henderson Guitar Competition, Virginia
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