The 2014 FreshGrass Award Winners
Photograph by Kirsten Ferguson
At last month’s FreshGrass festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, the FreshGrass Award was expanded to include not only a competition for Best Band, but also in the categories of Best Duo and Best Banjo Player.
The winners received cash, prizes, a recording session at Compass Records’ Nashville studio and a spot onstage at FreshGrass 2015.
Here’s the round-up of the 2014 FreshGrass Award winners:
DUO GRAND PRIZE: Quiles & Cloud
Second Prize: Tatiana Hargreaves & Ethan Jodziewicz
Third Prize: Molly Tuttle & John Mailander
Additional competing finalists: No Bones About It and Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms
BANJO GRAND PRIZE: Ricky Mier (of Twisted Pine)
Second Prize: Gabe Hirshfeld (of the Lonely Heartstring Band)
Third Prize: Douglas Jay Goldstein (of Cricket Tell the Weather)
Additional competing finalists: Jordan Alleman (of Damn Tall Buildings) and Walker Turner (of Many Nights Ahead)
LIVE: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, 9/19-21/14