This award goes to the performer who’s performance is the twangliest. Hoss Fly‘s bar song meets this criteria.
Runner Up: Hecktor Pecktor wins runner up with their honky tonk sound.
Copper and Coal showcase this antique couch made all the more impressive by the floral wallpaper in the background.
Runner Up: Luke Dunkin wins the runner up award after telling us that this is a hand me down couch he’s owned for ten years! It’s in a lot better shape than some of the couches we’ve seen!
Special mention to the couch in the legendary APM Clubhouse
There was fierce competition throughout the week in this category. This year’s CXCW was full of beards, moustaches, and chops, all of varying sizes and thicknesses. Unfortunately there could only be one beardliest beard, and it belongs to Yuma Wray.
Runner Up: Out of nowhere came James Scott Bullard to step into the runner up position. Sorry, Aaron Cain. There are so many other good looking beards that we’re not even going to attempt to list them all here.
This year had a preponderance of children and pets in the middle of the film shoot, either completely oblivious to what was going on or wanting to be in the middle of everything. We’ve gotten to watch Larry Hooper‘s daughter little Finley grow up through CXCW and she definitely becomes more of a scene stealer every year.
Runner Up: Kevin Abernathy wins runner up by the sheer quantity of scene stealing daughters in his video, Drama House.
Every year there seems to be one band that wants to push the envelope by being less dressed than others. This year Nose was that band by wearing towels while performing in the bathroom. Now that’s a tight knit band!
Runner Up: Marshburn also fits the Least Dressed category for their less than dressed drummer.
You’ve gotta love a man who walks into the closet to reverse his Mexican poncho. Great Peacock, a duo known for their poncho and suit adorned with matching peacock feather embellishments, is our winner for this year’s Best Dressed award.
Runner Up: Kent Goolsby looks to be channeling some Justin Townes Earle in his slick getup.
As you know, we love your pets here at CXCW. It was a tough decision, but we’ve come up with a winner for Best in Show for both the Dog and Cat category.
Squee of Skeletons in the Piano out of Saratoga, New York, won us over with this picture during sound check.
We wanted to snuggle up with this ball of wrinkles named Gracie from Montreal. She also makes a cameo in the Pointer’s Crossing video (watch the lower right corner).
We had a lot of farm animals for the first time this year. Chickens, roosters, turkeys, even a pig! This award goes out to our favorite, Tom Cruise the Rooster owned by one Emi Sunshine.
Michigan’s Rachel Brooke (and her cat Dan) sing us out with this beautiful rendition of the traditional gospel song Farther Along . She sings this in dedication to her Aunt Shirlee. She tells us:
I couldn’t really decide what song to do, so I sang Father Along (it’s a very old gospel song)
While I was on this last tour I found out that my Aunt Shirlee had stage 4 cancer–We were pretty close, and there were MANY times where we would sing in her kitchen, or around a campfire for HOURS..she was a lover of music and especially old country and bluegrass. Well a week or so after they found out she had cancer, she died. (While i was still on the road) I got to talk to her before she died and she asked me to sing this song at her funeral. She ended up not having a funeral, but a “showing” but I couldn’t be there because I was still on the road and couldn’t even make it back in time if I wanted to. So, this song is for her, and for YOU!
Thanks Rachel, we were blown away when we heard this, and what better way to close down CXCW2013. See everyone next year.