2018 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners
Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition is a yearly event to discover promising singer-songwriters. The competition was established in 1974 by Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy and folk legend Peter Yarrow. Thirty-two finalists are selected from a field of 800 entries to come to the Kerrville Folk Festival and share two of their original songs. From these 32 finalists, six award winners are selected by a small group of well-established performing songwriters.
A win at Kerrville carries considerable prestige in the singer-songwriter community.
2018 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award Winners performing at Fischer Fest 2018:
Sarah Morris (Minneapolis, Minnesota) www.sarahmorrismusic.com
Helene Cronin ( Plano,Texas) www.helenecronin.com
Mac Leaphart (Nashville, Tennessee) www.macleaphart.com
John Butler (Matlacha, Florida) www.johnrbutler.com
Rich Krueger (Evergreen Park, Illinois) www.richkrueger.com
Ben Bedford is also a 2018 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Award winner, but was unable to perform with the group due to a previous commitment.