I did it, folks! I competed in clawhammer banjo and flatpick guitar. I took 3rd in both, for which I am very pleased!
I am most pleased that I was able to contain my nerves and focus on playing, and I played well for me. I think competing is good for that experience.
I am impressed by the encouragement I got from everyone. Mark Johnson judged clawhammer banjo and was especially encouraging. Watch for a thread about Mark!
Also appearing at the Washington state bluegrass championship was The Rarely Herd, Crossfire, Lonesome Ridge, and Misty River.
I was gone from home for 3 days which is a feat, considering my endlessly tolerant husband had our two special kids for that time. Blessings on tolerant spouses! Now that I've "come out" with my debut (trial by fire, if you ask me) I'm going to play at more Northwest venues. This time I'll let you know in advance :o)
a very excited Margo