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Scott Fore is an internationally recognized guitarist having won the National Flatpicking Championships held in Winfield Kansas each year. He is also the Doc Watson guitar champion and the Wayne Henderson Champion of Champions. Honors and titles include:
2002 National Flatpicking Champion
2002 Doc Watson Flatpicking Champion
Wayne C. Henderson Champion of Champions winner
Old Galax Fiddlers Convention Best All Around Performer
South Carolina State Flatpicking Champion
Recognized by Virginia Folklife and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as a Virginia Master Folk Artist
Scott also has a book “Flatpicking Solos” published by Cherry Lane Music and distributed by the Hal Leonard Corporation. “Flatpicking Solos” contains the arrangements that Scott has used in the many flatpicking contests he has won. This book/CD package is available where ever music books are sold. Scott is currently in the process of writing his second book.
Fiddle prodigy Kitty Amaral wows listeners with her soft vocals and skill on strings. Kitty studied violin/fiddle since an early age and soon began winning competitions in a variety of genres, including the the worldwide AADGT (American Association for the Development of the Gifted and Talented) Competition which landed her a solo recital at Carnegie Hall at age 10. She also is the HM recipient from the prestigious Davidson Fellow Undergrad Music Scholarship for gifted students from The Davidson Institute.
Kitty and her musical cohorts dive into all genres with a keen artistry and recently have been playing much in the folk, Americana and swing jazz scenes. She has played venues such as: The Grand Old Opry, MerleFest, The Hamilton (Washington, DC), The Richmond Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival, HoustonFest and The Blue Ridge Music Center. Recently, Kitty was chosen to perform for The International Bluegrass Music Momentum Awards Show. She was also a featured artist on the PBS show, “The Song of the Mountains”, “WAMU’s Bluegrass Country” of NPR in Washington, DC and The national NPR show, “DJ Sessions”. Her full length solo release; “Fiddle Gems”, received rave reviews from The Old Time Herald Magazine, County Sales Records Review, The IBMA Fresh Picks and Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine and has been aired on radio station from around the globe.
Kitty’s smooth Grappelli style which she aptly uses to play the famous and historical jazz called ‘Gypsy Swing’, has been compared with that of the master fiddler himself, Stephane Grappelli. This romantic and lively music was made famous by Django Reinhardt, a French jazz guitarist regarded by many as the greatest guitar players of all time. Django connected in the 1930’s with French violinist/fiddler, Stephane Grappelli, to create the famous Paris-based, Quintette du Hot Club de France. Kitty Amaral and The Gypsy Quartet play jazz renditions from this original band.
In addition to The Gypsy Quartet, Kitty also plays in the bands; ShadowGrass, Kitty & The Stray Cats, as well as in the Appalachian State University Symphony, of The Hayes School of Music in Boone, NC.