The Coon Holler Kids are the showcase group of the Coon Holler Music Studio in Clinton, Indiana. Coon Holler Music offers lessons and performance opportunities to musicians of all ages who are dedicated to keeping the spirit of traditional bluegrass alive for the next generation and beyond. Visit Our Story page to learn more about The Coon Holler Kids and the many other talented Coon Holler Music groups.

Way to go Sarah, Aiden, Eli, and the entire South Vermillion High Marching Band! 

We are very proud of Coon Holler Kids, Sarah Davis, Aiden Halterman, & Eli Taylor, for their hard work and talent that helped South Vermillion High School Marching Band bring home a big win from their first invitational of the season in Brownsburg, Ind. Their marching band routine featured music and scenes from Westside Story. Sarah and Eli play percussion and Aiden plays baritone sax, but one portion of the routine features them as a string trio, with Sarah and Eli on violin and Aiden on upright bass. (See video clip below!) Their band was awarded first place overall, best percussion, and best visual. Way to go, kids! Best of luck to you all for continued success in this competition season. We love to see you enjoying music in so many different ways!


Coon Holler Students Aiden Halterman and Halle Newman Attend Bluegrass Camp in Tennessee 

Coon Holler students, Aiden Halterman and Halle Newman traveled all the way to Maryville, Tennessee, this summer to attend Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp during the camp's bluegrass week. According to the camp website, Kaufman Kamps are "designed to gather musicians of all levels from around the globe with common goals-learning, playing, eating and sleeping music." Aiden sings and plays the upright bass as his primary instrument with The Coon Holler Kids. Halle sings and plays fiddle with The Grass Seeds. Check out the video of Aiden performing on the Kamp stage during open mic night with Steve Kaufman himself and several other talented Kamp participants! We are proud of both Aiden and Halle for dedicating an entire week of their summer to improve their abilities and create some great memories too!

We are proud of you, Halle & Eli! 

These two Coon Holler fiddlers did a fantastic job at the 2016 Indiana State Fair Fiddle Competition! Halle Newman earned 1st place in the Junior category (age 11 and under).  Eli Taylor placed 2nd in the 12-18-year-old category. They posed for a post-competition photo with Judy after the event on August 13th. She is super proud of both of them for all of their hard work and a job well done!

Coon Holler Kids Receive "Audience Favorite" Award 

The Coon Holler Kids competed against fourteen other performers of all ages at the 2016 Harlan Hall's Got Talent event in Marshall, Illinois. They were chosen as "Audience Favorite" by popular vote and received high remarks by the event judges. The Grass Seeds from Coon Holler Music also performed and did an outstanding job. Congratulations, kids! We are so proud of you!

Coon Holler Music at The Paris Honeybee Festival on the Square, 4:15 PM Illinois time

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Downtown Paris, Courthouse Square, 115 West Court Street, Paris, IL

Bring a lawnchair and enjoy free live music on the courthouse square during the annual Honeybee Festival in Paris, Illinois. Visit the Honeybee Festival Facebook page for more information and festival updates. https://www.facebook.com/honeybeefestival

The Grass Seeds at The Jamestown Indiana Apple Cider Festival

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Pleasant Acres Nature Park, East Main Street, Jamestown, IN 46147

We're thrilled to return to this fun annual festival featuring antique apple cider press operation, live music, food vendors, and activities for the whole family. The Grass Seeds will be performing from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Join us!