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Chuck Levy wins Senior Fiddle, Old-TIme Banjo, & Edward Fleming Award at FL Old-Time Championships

Posted by ChuckJo on Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Florida Old-Time Music Championships (FOTMC) had its 30th anniversary on April 6-7 2012, back at its original site, the Pioneer Florida Museum, in Dade City, Florida. FOTMC is one of the central yearly gatherings for old-time musicians in the sunshine state. The competition is both serious and friendly. We tend to cheer each other on and wish each other well.

I was lucky to be accompanied by guitarist extraordinaire, Bill Dudley, who provided just the right kind of support allowing me to sound my best. With Bill’s help I was fortunate to win first place in both the Senior Fiddle and the Old-TIme Banjo contests, and to be honored with the Edward Lee Fleming Award, which “is presented to someone who is outstanding on a single instrument, or in recognition of exceptional versatility on a number of instruments. It reflects the judges' opinion that the recipient is an accomplished musician who exemplifies the spirit of old time music.”

My thanks to Ernie Williams and Jim Strickland who organize the event, and to the cozy Florida Old-Time community (including many who live outside the state) who make this event possible.


10 comments on “Chuck Levy wins Senior Fiddle, Old-TIme Banjo, & Edward Fleming Award at FL Old-Time Championships”

kevinwholmes Says:
Monday, April 9, 2012 @5:57:56 AM

Congratulations Chuck.

Torben Pedersen Says:
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @7:30:16 AM

Also...big congratulation from me.

panthersquall Says:
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @5:47:48 PM

You were awesome Chuck!!!

ChuckJo Says:
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @7:07:55 PM

As were you my dear. More than you can know.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @9:29:49 AM

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ChuckJo Says:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @10:04:46 AM

Once you win at the Florida Old-Time Music Championships, you become an object of desire, as you can see from above. Hey, I play banjo! Of course I am a perfect specimen of health and vitality!

kevinwholmes Says:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @11:29:14 AM

All I get is people trying to sell me something. On second thought, I'm guessing your new fan is too.

ChuckJo Says:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @11:34:52 AM

Do you think she can afford me?

kevinwholmes Says:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @11:49:06 AM

:-)

vdiazleroy Says:
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @5:43:48 PM

Ha ha ha! Congratulations!

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