Todd, no, not Arkansas Traveller either - though that is the tune Dwight recalled that he played, but he recalled incorrectly. I managed to track down an informal "field recording" of the contest that captured his two tunes. Stick around I'll note the answer in a day or two, after a few more BHO'ers have had a crack at the question.
Here is the Answer: Dwight played two tunes at the 1970 banjo competition in Hillsville, VA:
Old Folks Comin’ Down The Road
Source: Audio Tape of competitions at the 11th Annual Old Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Convention, June 1970, Hillsville, Virginia, provided by Kilby Spencer of Whitetop, Virginia on 18 December 2014 (Via Dropbox).
Dwight took second place at the Hillsville competition. He played two tunes, and while he remembered playing “Arkansas Traveller” in that contest, an audio tape that identified him as contestant number nine from Sally Holler, West Virginia showed that he played “Old Folks Comin’ Down the Road” and “Soldier’s Joy.”
At a later point in the audio tape, Dwight – mistakenly identified as Dwight “Deley” – played “Sixteen Horses Was My Team,” though the tune was identical to what he had played earlier on the tape, identified as “Old Folks Comin’ Down The Road.”
“Old Folks Comin’ Down The Road” sounds remarkably close to Angeline.
Tommy Thompson, identified by the announcer as contestant number eight from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, played “Devil on a Stump.”
None of the BHO citizens who entered scored right this month, but since I’m “budgeted” to give away one of these DVD sets each month between now and the date of publication in July, what I think I will do is offer the DVD set to Todd of Amesbury, MA.
Todd, if you’d like to claim your prize, please send me a PM via the BHO channel – I’m “brooklynbanjoboy” on BHO.
While Todd did not hit the nail on the head, at least he named the tune that Dwight mistakenly recalled playing – until we managed to secure a copy of the tape of the competition that drove home the memory in a very welcome way, like an old friend returning home.
Hopefully, you’ll all be good sports and try again next month. I appreciate your help with this. Have a great Sunday.