FIDDLIN JAKE KRACK

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Berea College Magazine
Spring 2005 issue.
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Jake Krack, Calhoun County fiddler was awarded the Red Foley Memorial Music Award at Berea College April 27, 2006. The Red Foley Award, established in 1970, recognizes talented Berea students for their musical contribution to the social life of the campus community. It is also intended to help the recipient in a professional music career, if he or she so desires. This award is intended to promote the kind of music associated with Red Foley's career- such as folk, country, bluegrass, gospel and popular music. It was established in memory of country music star Red Foley, who attended the Berea Academy School. It was initiated by E.E. Siman, Jr., Foley's long-time friend and manager. Jake is now an Alumni of Berea College. In January 2006 he completed an internship at the Smithsonian Folklife Archives in Washington DC. Jake participated in producing a traditional fiddle CD on the Smithsonian Folkways label and will be listed as co-producer along with Jeff Place as producer on the project. Also while in DC he attended the Alan Lomax Symposium held at the Library of Congress for scholars and music archivists.

Jake Krack and the "Whoopin Hollar Stringband" won the 69th annual Galax Fiddlers Convention in Galax Virginia. Jake Krack-fiddle, Dennis Hall-guitar, Dallas Hall-mandolin, Peco Watson-banjo, and Eddie Bond-bass. The "Whoopin Hollar Stringband" also placed second at the Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop West Virginia. Again with Jake on fiddle, Dennis on guitar, Dallas on mandolin, Peco on banjo, and this time Jesse Morris on Bass.

Jake has won the 33rd Annual 2004 Mt. Airy, NC Fiddlers Convention-Old Time Fiddle Contest. This will be the second time Jake has won the fiddle contest at Mt. Airy in the past three years.

Jake has won the 68th annual Galax, Virginia 2003 fiddle contest. Jake won first place out of 163 registered fiddlers. Jake also received the best all around performer award.

 

 Jake is a 2007 graduate of Berea College in Kentucky.

A trip to the Smithsonian Folklife festival provided him the opportunity to perform with musicians from Scotland and  Mali, West Africa.


Jake has won the first place  Old-time fiddle award at the 77th Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention 2012 in Galax VA. Jake was also presented the Performer of the festival award. Jake and the Whoopin Hollar String Band also won the first place award in the old-time band competition at Galax 2012.

Jake has won first place old-time fiddle at Galax six times, performer of the festival five times and first place old-time band seven times.

Fiddle-(2003,2006,2008,2009,2011,2012.)  Band-(2002,2004,2006,2009,2010,2011,2012.) Performer award(2003,2006,2008,2011,2012.)

Whoopin Hollar Band Members: Jake Krack-fiddle, Mike Bing-mandolin, Tim Bing-banjo, Bob Leiving-bass,               Eric Hill-guitar.

Jake has won the first place Old-time fiddle award at the 2011 Ed Haley Memorial Fiddle Contest in Ashland Kentucky.

Jake has won the first place  Old-time fiddle award at the 76th Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention 2011 in Galax VA. Jake was also presented the Performer of the festival award. Jake and the Whoopin Hollar String Band also won the first place award in the old-time band competition at Galax 2011. This is the second time Jake has won Mt. Airy, Sparta, and Galax in the same year. (2009, 2011)

Whoopin Hollar Band Members: Jake Krack-fiddle, Mike Bing-mandolin, Tim Bing-banjo, Bob Leiving-bass,               Eric Hill-guitar.

    Jake Krack

2001

“Performing Artist of the Year”

Tamarack the Best of West Virginia.

In addition to our mobile fiddle shop our NEW permanent location
is now open for business in Orma, West Virginia
 
 


Krack's Fiddle Shop's New Web Site
www.kracksfiddleshop.com

 

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www.encountercalhoun.com

 

 FALL 2006


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   Jake has won the first place  Old-time fiddle award at the Allegheny County Fiddlers Convention, Sparta, NC July 2011. Jake has won the first place  Old-time fiddle award at the 4oth   Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention-June 2011. This is the fourth time Jake has won the award.  

(2002, 2004, 2009, 2011)

Jake playing with the band Hot Seats took  second place in Old-time band 

The Whoopin Hollar Sringband won first place at the 75th Galax Old-Time Fiddlers Convention 2010.

Jake Krack-Fiddle
Mike Bing-Mandolin
Tim Bing-Banjo
Bob Leiving-Guitar
Tim Corbit-Bass

Jake was awarded second place in old-time fiddle at the 2010 Appalachian String Band Festival

Jake has won the the first place Old-time fiddle award at the 2010 Appalachian State Fiddlers Convention. Jake, Nina White, Nancy and Bill Sluys also won the Old-time band category at the convention.

Jake has won the first place Old-time fiddle award at the 74th Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention August 2009 in Galax, VA. Jake has also won this award and performer of the festival award in 2003, 2006, 2008. His band the Whoopin Hollar String band also won first place honors in 2009 (2004, 2006) and with the band Tune Town in 2002.

Jake Krack-fiddle, Dennis Hall-guitar, Peco Watson-banjo, Dallas Hall-mandolin, and Jesse Morris-bass. Jesse also won top bass award.

Jake has won the first place Old-time fiddle award  at the 15th annual Allegheny County Fiddlers Convention on July 18th, 2009 in Sparta, North Carolina.

  Jake has Won the  first place Old-time fiddle award at the 38th Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention-June 2009. This is the third time Jake has won the first place award At Mt. Airy (2002, 2004, 2009). Also Jake and the Reed Island Rounders Placed fifth in the band competition.

 Jake has won the first place Old-time Fiddle award and Performer of the Festival award at the 73rd Galax Fiddlers Convention 2008 in Galax, Virginia. This is the third time Jake has won the first place  Old-time Fiddle award and Performer of the Festival award at the Galax Fiddlers Convention (2003,2006,2008). The Whoopin Hollar Stringband took the second place award in the Old-time band competition.

Jake Krack......Fiddle
Betty Vornbrock.........Fiddle
Billy Cornette........Guitar
Julie Shepard Powell......Banjo
Tammy Sawyer.........Bass

Jake has won first place Old-time fiddle and first place Bluegrass fiddle at the fifth annual Henry Reed Festival 2007 in Glen Lyn, Virginia.                                                                                       

Jake won the first place Old-time Fiddle award at the 17th Appalachian String Band Festival 2006, in Clifftop, West Virginia. Also Jake and the Whoopin Hollar Stringband with Dennis Hall, Dallas Hall, Peco Watson, and Jesse Morris won the 1st place award in the Old-time band contest at the Appalachian String Band Festival at Clifftop 2006. Jake is the youngest fiddler to win the adult Old-time fiddle at Clifftop and the first to have won was as a youth at fifteen and an adult at twenty two.

Jake has won the first place Old-time Fiddle award at the 71st Galax Fiddlers Convention 2006 in Galax, Virginia. Also Jake and the Whoopin Hollar Stringband with Brian Fain, Debbie Larsen, and Dara Krack won the 1st place award in the Old-time band contest at the Galax Fiddlers Convention 2006. To top it all off Jake was awarded the Performer of the Festival Trophy 2006.

 


Hog Hollar Stringband - The Great Compromise
Bob Buckingham - Banjo, Vocals
Todd Clewell - Guitar, Vocals
Amy Buckingham - Bass, Vocals
Jake Krack - Fiddle, Vocals
Happy Dog & Wisekrack Records


Whoopin-Hollar Stringband - Git er Done
Dennis Hall - Guitar
Peco Watson - Banjo
Jesse Morris - Bass
Dallas Hall - Mandolin
Jake Krack - Fiddle
Heritage Records


Rabbit In The Log


Breaking Up Christmas

 

 Now in Stock!

Jake's Ramble is a random walk through the years spent gathering a poke of fiddle and bowing styles. Accompanied by Todd Clewell on guitar, Jake and Todd's styles intertwine to give the listener a robust experience.

        Jake Krack - Fiddle       Todd Clewell - Guitar

 

 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

 

To order Classic Old-Time Fiddle CD's send $16.00ea. + $4.00 S&H to Jake Krack 7490 Nicut RD, Orma, WV 25268 or Call 304-655-7504

 

 

To order call 304-655-7504

Price: $16.99 plus shipping

Check out the books review in the NY Times archives.

 

Passing the Music Down

author: Sarah Sullivan
illustrator:
Barry Root

A young boy travels to the hills of Appalachia to meet the old-time fiddle player whose music he has admired, and so sparks a friendship that will forge a bond between generations. The boy develops under the man’s care and instruction, just as seedlings grow with spring rain and summer sun. From playing on the front porch to performing at folk festivals, the two carry on the tradition of passing the music down.     This touching, lyrical story, inspired by the lives of renowned fiddlers Melvin Wine and Jake Krack, includes an author’s  note and suggested resources   for  learning about the musicians and     the music they love.

 

                                                 

   Jake will be teaching Advanced Fiddle @ The 17th Annual Allegheny Echoes June 23 -28, 2013

www.alleghenyechoes.com

New Release!

 

30th YARRA JUNCTION FIDDLERS CONVENTION

Camp Eureka, Tarrango Road, Yarra Junction,Victoria
Australia. 2012

  We will celebrate our 30th convention in high style, with guests from the U.S. of A. Jake Krack and the Bing brothers, who (as the Whoopin' Hollar Band) won the traditional band contest at the 2010 and 2011 Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention.
  Jake Krack is the hottest young fiddler around, taking out 1st place at Galax (for the 5th time), and winning best performer of the Convention (for the 4th time), although he had crashed his motor-bike and had a punctured lung and broken ribs .
  Tim Bing is my favourite banjo player and Mike Bing is no slouch on mandolin. With them comes Tim Corbett on double bass, and Bob Lieving on guitar- the whole band! It will be a great way to celebrate 30 years of Yarra Junction.
  Thanks to the Camp Eureka Working Collective and Alleghaney Echoes for funding most of the fares - we need to come up with enough to reimburse the boys for the rest!

Contact and order information

To order CD's send $16.00ea. + $4.00 S&H to Jake Krack 7490 Nicut RD, Orma, WV 25268

Jake is available for concerts, entertainment, workshops, festivals, instruction, accompaniment and dances. He can be contacted by telephone at 304-655-7504 or by mail at 7490 Nicut RD, Orma, WV 25268 or by e-mail at jakekrack@wirefire.com.

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