Meet the Judges for the 2020 State of Tennessee Old-Time
We at the State of Tennessee Old-Time Fiddlers'
Championships take great pride in having the finest judges available for our
music and dance competitions. All our judges, led by Judging Coordinator Boge
Quinn, are championship-caliber musicians who bring a lifetime of
experience to our event.
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Boge Quinn - Head Judge
A mandolinist, guitarist and Old-Time banjo player, Boge was raised
in Clarksville, TN and grew up around the State of Tennessee Old-Time
Fiddlers' Championships. Boge has won many contests across the
Southeastern United States over the years, and has served for many years
as a judge at the Uncle Dave
Macon Days festival in Murfreesboro, TN. Boge currently plays
and sings Gospel and Old-Time Country/Western music as a solo act, leads
singing at a small country church where his late dad completed his long career as Pastor, and plays and sings Blue Grass,
Blues/Rock, and Country music
in local groups.
Ed was born and grew up in Leitchfield, Kentucky, and has been
playing the fiddle since 1977. He began playing as a charter member of
the Grayson County school orchestra and learned to play fiddle with
several other students who also became champion fiddlers.
Ed has won fiddle championships in 5 states - Tennessee, Kentucky,
Indiana, Alabama and Ohio, and placed as high as Runner-Up in
the Grand Master Fiddler Championship. He has won numerous other
championships, such as the Mid-America Championship (5 times), Empire
State Championship, Western KY. Championship and many others.
Ed has fiddled all over the US, and also in Canada. An accomplished and
Nationally certified fiddle judge, Ed has judged the KY State
Championship several times, the IN State championship, the U.S.
National Contest in Weiser, ID, the Western Open Contest in
Redding, CA, and many other contests. Ed has two solo recordings of his
music available, and has been featured on several collections. Ed is
also one of the organizers of the new Grand
Master Fiddler Championship Competition, which restarted in
2005, and serves on its Board of Directors
Marriott began playing rhythm guitar at the age of seven for his dad,
who played the fiddle. By
age nine he was playing bass and at fourteen he began playing the
the age of sixteen he won the Missouri State Fiddle Championship,
a title he has won several times, including the 2010 championship.
has won various contests and other state championships as well. Some
of these include Kansas State Fiddle Championship, Arkansas State
Fiddle Championship, fifth place at the 2000 National Fiddle
Championship in Weiser, Idaho, and Grand Lake Fiddle Festival
Champion in 2006, 2007, and 2010.
few major fiddle contests Junior has judged include Missouri State
Championship, Arkansas State Championship, Grand Lake Championship
in Grove, Oklahoma, the Texas State Championship in
Hallettsville, Texas and the Grand
Master Fiddler Championship.
He enjoys traveling to contests all over the United States.
lives in Ava, Missouri and recently opened Marriott Music, a
full-line music store, specializing in vintage Gibson guitars. He
teaches fiddle, guitar, and bass lessons.
Junior also buys, sells, trades, and repairs instruments.