FIDDLIN JAKE KRACK

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Jake's current contest and bio information is available on his Home page and Bio page.

Jake Krack West Virginia State Fiddle Champ! 2002

    Jake has won the first place Old-time Fiddle award and The Performer of the Festival award at the 73rd Galax Fiddlers Convention 2008 in Galax, Virginia. This is the third time Jake has won the first place  Old-time Fiddle award and Performer of the Festival award at the Galax Fiddlers Convention. The Whoopin Hollar Stringband took the second place award in the Old-time band competition.

Jake Krack......Fiddle
Betty Vornbrock.........Fiddle
Billy Cornette........Guitar
Julie Shepard Powell......Banjo
Tammy Sawyer.........Bass

Jake has won the first place old-time fiddle award at the Henry Reed Festival in Glen Lyn, VA. 2007.  Jake also won first place bluegrass fiddle at the Henry Reed Festival 2007.

  Jake has won the first place Old-time Fiddle award at the 17th Appalachian String Band Festival 2006, in Clifftop, West Virginia. Also Jake and the Whoopin Hollar Stringband with Dennis Hall, Dallas Hall, Peco Watson, and Jesse Morris won the 1st place award in the Old-time band contest at the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop 2006.

Jake has won the first place Old-time Fiddle award at the 71st Galax Fiddlers Convention 2006 in Galax, Virginia. Also Jake and the Whoopin Hollar Stringband with Brian Fain, Debbie Larsen, and Dara Krack won the 1st place award in the Old-time band contest at the Galax Fiddlers Convention 2006. To top it all off Jake was awarded the Performer of the Festival Trophy 2006.


 

Jake has won the 33rd Annual 2004 Mt. Airy, NC Fiddlers Convention-Old Time Fiddle Contest.
This will be the second time Jake has won the fiddle contest at Mt. Airy in the past three years.

Jake has won the 68th annual Galax, Virginia 2003 fiddle contest. Jake won first place out of
163 registered fiddlers. Jake also received the best all around performer award.

Jake competed in and won the 26th annual Vandalia fiddle contest on the capitol grounds in
Charleston West Virginia May 25th 2002. Jake was the youngest to ever win this award at the time!

Jake competed in and won the 31st annual Mt. Airy N.C. Old-Time Fiddle Contest for 6/8/2002!
Galax Virginia's 67th annual Fiddlers Convention 1st place Old-Time Stringband competition "Tune Town Old Time Stringband" Jake Krack-fiddle Brian Fain-banjo Debbie Larson-Bass Dara Krack-guitar.

Jake has won the Junior Old-time fiddle award at the Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia 1998

Jake is now twenty eight and is a graduate of Berea College in Kentucky. Jake is teaching old-time fiddle, and  is currently Special Projects Coordinator for Americorp Vista.  Jake in 2003 performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. He had a great time jammin with the musicians from Scotland and  Mali, West Africa.  This cultural exchange and brotherhood has left a life long impression on Jake and his music.

At the age of twenty six, Jake is a seasoned performer and recording artist. He began fiddling at the age of six years, focusing his passion on old-time Appalachian music and has studied under some of the most respected master fiddlers of the Appalachian region such as Melvin Wine, Brad Leftwich, Joe Thompson, Wilson Douglas and Lester McCumbers. He recently completed an apprenticeship and continues to study  with renowned West Virginia fiddler Bobby Taylor through the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College apprenticeship program.

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