Josiah Colle

Josiah Colle from Batesville, AR, took second place in the contest, winning a Mark Wilcox #34 Fiddle represented by Beautiful Music Violin Shop of Lawrence, KS. A chemical engineer, Colle said that he has been coming to Winfield for over ten years, and had finished in third place in a previous fiddle contest. He said that he plays mandolin and guitar, and may feel confident enough to enter the guitar championship in five years or so. His favorite thing to do in Winfield is spend time in the camps and watch The Steel Wheels perform. He said that he thinks Winfield is unique because of the great variety of music – ranging from gospel to bluegrass, country and Irish.