Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree

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Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree 2019

Join us for the highlights of the 48th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree on the square in downtown Smithville, Tennessee.

AIRED: July 06, 2019 | 0:56:46
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(upbeat instrumental music)

(heels tapping) (upbeat instrumental music)

- [Narrator] Welcome to the highlights

of the 48th annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree.

Enjoy the show.

- [Emcee] Judges, ladies and gentlemen,

finals of the Junior Old-Time Appalachian Flatfoots.

We'll start it out with Contestant Number 45,

Four-five,

from Mount Gilead, Tennessee.

Let's hear it for Chris Stewart.

(bright acoustic music)

Next up, Junior Old-Time Appalachian Flatfoot

Contestant Number 37,

three-seven, from Loretto, Tennessee.

Here is Lexi Huntley.

(crowd cheering)

(upbeat acoustic music)

This is contestant number 19,

number one-nine, from Dickson, Tennessee.

Let's hear it for Jacob Fennell.

(crowd cheering)

(upbeat acoustic music)

(crowd cheering)

(upbeat acoustic music)

(crowd cheering)

(upbeat acoustic music)

(upbeat acoustic music)

(crowd cheering)

Anthony Harrell, great job, Anthony.

Contestant Number 96 from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Big round of applause for our finalist

senior old-time Appalachian flatfoot,

ages 40 and over.

And let's hear it for our three finalists

in the senior buck dancing category

of competition.

(spirited acoustic folk music)

(shoes clicking) (spirited acoustic folk music)

(audience cheering)

(spirited acoustic folk music)

(shoes clicking) (spirited acoustic folk music)

(audience cheering) Danny Campbell,

great job, Danny.

(spirited acoustic folk music)

(shoes clicking) (spirited acoustic folk music)

(audience cheering)

Great job, Anthony.

Anthony Harrell, Contestant Number 96.

(bluesy folk music)

Darrin wasn't ready.

We gotta do this again.

Number 138 from Crossville, Tennessee,

Darrin Stryker. (laughs)

(spirited acoustic folk music)

(shoes clicking) (spirited acoustic folk music)

(laughs) (audience cheering)

Darrin Stryker with one shoe and all.

(laughs)

(spirited acoustic folk music)

(shoes clicking) (spirited acoustic folk music)

(audience cheering)

Danny Campbell, Number 116.

(spirited acoustic folk music)

(audience cheering) - Great job.

Great job as always.

- And the winner is, how 'bout this,

Number 19, Jacob Fennell,

Dickson, Tennessee.

(audience cheering)

- Thank you. - Thank you, great.

Congratulations.

Anthony, great job as always.

Number 96, Anthony Harrell, Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

Your Senior Old-Time Appalachian Flatfoot Champion,

congratulations.

Great job, fellas, great job.

And it's in the senior buck dancing.

Contestant 131, Tammy Gay Scruggs of Lebanon, Tennessee.

Tammy, congratulations.

Give me a hug.

- [Tammy] Let me get a hug.

- Great job as always.

How 'bout it for Anthony Harrell?

Our senior clogging champion.

Contestant Number 96.

Anthony, congratulations.

Fantastic.

Thanks, you did a fantastic job, my friend.

Finals of the bluegrass banjo competition.

Judges, ladies and gentlemen,

this will be Contestant Number 158,

Number one-five-eight,

from Ringgold, Georgia.

Let's hear it for Trevor Holder.

- All right, I'm gonna try to play a little bit

of the "Green Mountain Hop."

(strumming banjo)

(playing "Green Mountain Hop")

- [Emcee] Judges, ladies and gentlemen,

this is Contestant Number 139,

one-three-nine, from Franklin, Tennessee.

This is Shane Cothran.

- All right, gonna do a little bit

of "Pike County Breakdown."

(playing "Pike County Breakdown")

- [Emcee] All right judges, ladies and gentlemen,

our third and final finalist

in the bluegrass banjo competition.

This will be the Contestant Number 74,

seven-four, Bronny, of Smithville, Tennessee.

This is Axel Rico.

- I'm gonna do you a song that Earl Scruggs done,

"Ground Speed."

(strumming banjo)

(playing "Ground Speed")

- [Emcee] All right, ladies and gentlemen, judges.

This is the defending champion

in the junior fiddle competition, matter of fact.

She's Contestant Number 165,

one-six-five, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Let's hear it from Maddie Denton.

(crowd cheering)

- Gonna play you a cross-tune number called "Little Rabbit."

(playing "Little Rabbit")

My waltz is gonna be The "Blackest Crow."

Two, three, one, two, three.

(playing "The Blackest Crow")

- [Emcee] Three finalists,

and again, a waltz and a breakdown.

Two songs for each of our finalists.

Judges, ladies and gentlemen,

this is going to be Contestant Number 103,

one-zero-three, from Cookeville, Tennessee.

Let's hear it for Trenton Tater Caruthers.

(crowd cheering)

- Thank you.

For my breakdown, I'm gonna play a good old-time dance tune.

Breakdown called "Katy Hill."

(playing "Katy Hill")

For my waltz,

we'll do a good old-time number come out of the '30s

from Tennessee.

It's called "The Douglas Waltz."

(playing "The Douglas Waltz")

- [Emcee] All right,

this is going to be a tough, tough competition,

the junior fiddle, and of course,

the winner of junior fiddle

will go on to face the winner of senior fiddle

in the grand finale fiddle-off.

Judges, our third finalist,

and again, it's two songs, a waltz and a breakdown.

This is going to be Contestant Number 17,

one-seven, from Chapmansboro, Tennessee.

Let's hear it for Ivy Phillips.

- I'm going to do one called "John Brown's Dream."

- "John Brown's Meam"?

(Ivy counting off)

(playing "John Brown's Dream")

- For my last one,

I'm going to do "Midnight on the Water."

(playing "Midnight on the Water")

- [Announcer] Top guitar category.

Going first will be Contestant Number 165.

165, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee,

this is Maddie Denton.

- I'm gonna play one called "Whiskey Before Breakfast."

(plays "Whiskey Before Breakfast")

- [Announcer] Flat top guitar competition finals

at the 48th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree

here in beautiful Smithville, Tennessee.

- All right, I'm gonna play a tune

called "The Blackberry Blossom."

(plays "The Blackberry Blossom")

- I'm gonna do one called "Back Up and Push."

(playing "Back Up and Push")

- [Announcer] Okay, we are ready

for the contest fiddle finals.

First up, Contestant Number 165.

- Play one called "Fiddle Patch."

One, two, one, and two, and--

(playing "Fiddle Patch")

(audience cheering) Thank you.

- I am gonna play "Anniversary Waltz."

(plays "Anniversary Waltz")

- I'm gonna do one called "Alabama Jubilee."

(tuning fiddle)

(playing "Alabama Jubilee")

- [Announcer] And here they are in the finals.

Contestants Number 159,

one-five-nine,

from Ringgold, Georgia and points beyond,

this is Smithville Fiddlin Music Team.

(playing "Rocky Top, Tennessee")

- Hope y'all enjoy this one.

(band playing bluegrass music)

(band playing bluegrass music)

♪ Wish that I was on ol' Rocky Top ♪

♪ Down in the Tennessee hills

♪ Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top ♪

♪ There ain't no telephone bills ♪

♪ Once I had a girl on Rocky Top ♪

♪ Half bear, other half cat

♪ Wild as a mink

♪ But sweet as soda pop

♪ I still dream about that

♪ Rocky Top, you'll always be

♪ Home sweet home to me

♪ Good old Rocky Top

♪ Rocky Top, Tennessee

♪ Rocky Top, Tennessee

(band playing bluegrass music)

♪ Well, I've had years of cramped-up city life ♪

♪ Trapped like a duck in a pen

♪ All I know that it's a pity life ♪

♪ Can't be simple again

♪ Rocky Top, you'll always be

♪ Home sweet home to me

♪ Good old Rocky Top

♪ Rocky Top, Tennessee

♪ Rocky Top, Tennessee

♪ Rocky Top, Tennessee

(band playing bluegrass music)

- Thank you so much!

(audience cheering)

Yeah, whew!

- [Announcer] Your Bluegrass Banjo Champion for 2019,

Mr. Axel Rico from right here in Smithville, Tennessee.

Contestant Number 74.

Your 2019 Junior Fiddler is Miss Ivy Phillips

from Chapmansboro, Tennessee.

Your 2019 Flat Top Guitar Champion,

Mr. Jake Patty,

Contestant Number 36 from Mayfield, Kentucky.

And your contest fiddle winner for 2019,

Contest 17, Miss Ivy Phillips.

(audience applauds)

How 'bout another big hand for our contest fiddle finalists?

Your 2019 Bluegrass Band Champions,

Tennessee Tradition from Danville, Georgia,

Contestants Number 148.

And your 2019 Senior Old-Time Fiddler Champion,

Mr. Thomas Chapman of Falkville, Alabama.

(audience clapping)

- [Emcee] Judges, first up will be Contestant 171,

171, from Franklin, Tennessee.

Let's hear it for Harpeth River.

(band playing bluegrass music)

(shoes clicking) (band playing bluegrass music)

(band playing bluegrass music)

(shoes clicking) (band playing bluegrass music)

(band playing bluegrass music)

(shoes clicking) (band playing bluegrass music)

All right.

We are ready for the grand finale

of the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree.

Whoever wins the toss has the option to go first or second.

- Heads?

- All right, Mr. Chapman has called heads.

It is tails.

Ivy, you may go first or go last.

- I'll go last.

- Go last.

All right, Mr. Chapman, you have a waltz,

a breakdown, and a song of your choice.

- I'm gonna play my waltz first.

It's gonna be the "Canadian Waltz."

(plays "Canadian Waltz")

This tune I'm gonna play

is a tune called "Gracie".

(guitarist strumming)

(plays "Gracie")

My tune of my choice

is gonna be the "Dill Pickle Rag."

(plays "Dill Pickle Rag")

(audience cheering)

Thank you.

- [Emcee] Mighty fine fiddling, Mr. Chapman.

Thank you very much.

Outstanding, enjoyed that.

That's Number 156, Thomas Chapman.

Now, ladies and gentleman,

we will get three songs from our Junior Fiddle Champion.

Judges, she will be Contestant Number 17,

Number 17 from Chapmansboro, Tennessee.

Here is Ivy Phillips.

- My first one's gonna be a tune called "Fox Chase."

(guitarist strumming)

Ready?

(plays "Fox Chase")

For my waltz, I'm gonna do "Raemona's Waltz."

(plays "Raemona's Waltz")

The last tune's gonna be one called "Tugboat."

(plays "Tugboat")

(audience cheering)

Thank you.

- [Emcee] All right.

For the 48th Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree,

your grand champion

goes to

Contestant Number 17,

Miss Ivy Phillips.

(audience cheering)

(upbeat fiddle tune)

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