2020 Grassy Hill Kerrville

New Folk Songwriting Competition 

  Out of more than 700 entries, 24 songwriters were selected as Finalists in the 2020 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition. These 24 Finalists performed in the VIRTUAL New Folk Finalists Concerts on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10th & 11th (concerts below). 

  The emcee for the 2020 New Folk concerts was Hilary Adamson, and six winners of the competition were chosen by our 2020 New Folk Judges - Tom Prasada-Rao, Stuart Adamson, and Bernice Lewis

  On Sunday evening, Oct. 11th, during the KFF Evening Concert, the six 2020 New Folk Winners were announced. The WINNERS of the 2020 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition are:

Andy Baker  (Gobles, MI)

John John Brown (Pawling, NY)

Louise Mosrie Coombe (Williamsburg, MA)

 

Abigail Lapell  (Toronto, Ontario, CA)

Michael Prysock  (Dallas, TX)

 

Shanna in a Dress  (Boulder, CO)

   Each of the six winners performed a 15-minute set of original material during the

2020 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Winners Concert on Saturday, Oct. 17. 

 

Eliza Edens  (Williamstown, MA)

T Buckley  (Calgary, Alberta CA)

Aubryn  (Nashville, TN)

 

Andy Baker  (Gobles, MI)

Sadie Gustafson-Zook  (Boston, MA)

 

Ryan Davenport  (Taylor, TX)

 

China Kent  (Denver, CO)

 

Nick Depuy  (New Canaan, CT)

 

Louise Mosrie Coombe (Williamsburg, MA)

 

Chad Elliott  (Lamoni, IA)

 

Justina Shandler  (Roanoke, VA)

 

Russ Parrish (Burnsville, MN)

John John Brown (Pawling, NY)

 

Claire Kelly  (Nashville, TN)

 

Michael Prysock  (Dallas, TX)

 

Shanna in a Dress  (Boulder, CO)

 

Daniel Elixir  (Brixey, MO)

 

Nancy Beaudette  (Cornwall, Ontario, CA)

 

Clint Alphin  (Nashville, TN)

 

Anne E. DeChant  (Avon Lake, OH)

 

Alex Wong  (Nashville, TN)

 

Susan Cattaneo  (Medford, MA)

 

Jeremy Facknitz  (Colorado Springs, CO)

 

Abigail Lapell  (Toronto, Ontario, CA)

 

2020 New Folk Finalist Concert - Part 1

 

2020 New Folk Finalist Concert - Part 2

Courtesy of our friends Doug Coppock and Happenstance