Trailblazers, Thrailkill win ‘Momentum’ bluegrass awards in Raleigh
The Trailblazers won the 2018 Momentum Band of the Year Award on Thursday as part of the 29th International Bluegrass Music Association’s World Conference in Raleigh.
Members of the band include Daniel Thrailkill, lead vocal and guitar; Jonah Horton, mandolin; Alex Edwards, banjo and vocals; and Will Thrailkill, bass and vocals. Ivy Phillips sometimes appears as a guest on fiddle.
The Thrailkills and Edwards are from Rowan County. Horton is from Wilkesboro.
Also at the conference this week, Daniel Thrailkill was named 2018 Momentum Vocalist of the Year.
The “Momentum” awards go to up-and-coming performers.
Bands must have released an EP or full-length project within the eligibility period and/or within the six months before the start of the eligibility period. Vocalists and instrumentalists must have been active on the bluegrass/acoustic music scene during the eligibility period.
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