Presley Barker in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

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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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The Vogts Sisters in Acoustic Kids Alumni Directory

Acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Harmony vocals, Songwriting

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Touring the Midwest – Sweet Sister Harmony from America’s Heartland.

We have released four albums of our music–the latest in May 2018. We enjoy returning to the Walnut Valley Festival each year and sharing our music as Acoustic Kids Alumni.

  • Touring: Based out of Kansas. Perform regionally in the Midwest but willing to go further north, south, east or west.
  • Highlights:
    • 2019 – New Song Showcase at Walnut Valley Festival – First Place Winner, “California Calls”
    • 2019 – International Acoustic Music Awards – First Place Winner, Best Duo, “Dixie Bride”
    • 2018 – Indie International Songwriting Competition – Fourth Place, Folk/Acoustic Division “Dixie Bride”
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Walnut Valley Festival, 2019 – Winfield, KS

September 19-21, 2019 For the 29th year running, Andy will be returning to the Walnut Valley Festival this September as a performer and as host of his Acoustic Kids Showcases. He will have a busy time at the festival, with 4.5 hours of stage time for Acoustic Kids, three sets of his own, and appearances at Feisty Music Camp for…

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Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town, 2019

This year was the first year for the Guitar Town Performance Workshop and Mentoring Sessions with Guitar Town Artists. Quite a mouthful – and quite a lot of fun! This year’s panelists/mentor’s were John Knowles, Christie Lenée, and Joe Robinson. Many thanks to Marlene Hutchinson who stood in for Christie on the panel. (Christie’s flight was delayed but she got there just in…

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Copper Guitar Town Acoustic Kids mosaic

Guitar Town, 2019

This is our fifth annual event at Copper Guitar Town!
* Showcase: Sat., 8/10, 6:30-8:30 pm
* Ambassadors show: Sat., TBD
* Applications accepted: Now!!
* Past years’ Photos: Acoustic Kids – Guitar Town
Registration Information
* More info on Andy May’s Acoustic Kids Showcases

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