The Kansas state fiddling and picking contest was held this past weekend in Lawrence. We stopped by to have a listen. August in the park, under the shade of some big old trees, listening to music. As Ray Moss would say... you can't beat that with a stick.
My hands down favorite part of the day was watching the youth fiddling competition.
The kids I watched were great AND they looked like they were enjoying themselves. I loved that they could march right up and perform in bare feet and a t-shirt or their fanciest skirt and barette. If I had a child I would take them right down to the fiddling and picking school and get them enrolled. I can't remember when I have ever been as completely delighted by a group of performers.