As one of her prizes, Audrey was
invited back to sing again at a winners' showcase on the Cabin
(below) which is adjacent to the main
Watson Stage (above) where a large audience
had just heard performances by Emmy
Lou Harris, Gillian Welch and Bob Weir –
founding member of the Grateful
Dead. Following the contest winners' portion of the
program were sets by Sam Bush and
Robert Earl Keen.
Audrey on the Cabin Stage
Audrey Auld Mezera won the Chris
Austin Song Contest at Merlefest in the Country category with
"Losing Faith", taken from her 2003 album of the same name.
Sarah Lee Guthrie, Jason Harrod, Dave Wilson (Chatham County
Line), and Holly Lowman (Sugarhill Records) judged the finals of
the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, which attracted a record
1172 entries, 18 more than 2005.
The judges say they liked Mezera's use of imagery in her lyrics
and her energy.
Prizes included an acoustic Gibson Epiphone guitar, cash,
D'Addario guitar strings and the opportunity to sing the song on
the Cabin Stage (beside the main stage) on Friday night after Bob
Rich Brotherton (Robert Earl Keen band) accompanied Audrey on
Merlefest in North Carolina, attracts over 80,000 people and
offers a stellar line-up of Americana, Bluegrass, Country, Folk
and Acoustic music.
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