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Local musicians compete in old time fiddle contest and return with many awards



By Sun Advocate

The Utah State Blackhawk Old time fiddle contest was hosted Saturday, Nov. 8. The contest featured a full day of fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and harmonica competition.
Contestants were judged in age groups from novice to adult, featuring ages five to 85. Two local Price residents were registered in the competition. These contestants included John Temples on banjo and Steve Lasslo on harmonica.
Temples and Lasslo are both members of the local bluegrass band, Nine-Mile Players” and had several of their loyal band members attend the competition to cheer them on.
Not only did Temples win first place in the adult banjo completion, but he also wowed the crows with his banjo expertise during the jam session Friday evening. Temples has achieved winner’s circle status at this state competition for the past three years.
Lasslo attended the completion for the first time and came away with second place in the adult harmonica group.

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