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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!
Jun15

Coon Holler Kids at the Martinsville Ag Fair 6:00 Illinois time

Martinsville Fair Grounds, 7817 E 1200th Rd, Martinsville, Illinois

Join us at the Martinsville Ag Fair in Clark County, Illinois for an evening performance by the Coon Holler Kids. Martinsville is a small historic community located 10 miles southwest of Marshall. The fair has a great website at www.martinsvilleagfair.com. Gate admission is $7 with free parking and free carnival rides. We recommend bringing some lawn chairs along, just in case. See you at the fair!

Jun30

Coon Holler Music at The Lion's Den 6:00-8:00 PM Illinois time

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Lion's Den Pizza, 402 Archer Ave., Marshall, IL

Coon Holler Music returns for a series of fun outdoor summertime shows at The Lion's Den in Marshall, Illinois. A variety of Coon Holler Music groups of all ages will perform each month, so every show is different, featuring some newer tunes they've learned, as well as many old favorites. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for great time. The music is free. Pizza is optional but highly recommended!

Jul21

Coon Holler Music at Penn Station 7:00 Illinois time

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Penn Station, 122 E. Progress St., Arthur, IL

Coon Holler Music is excited to perform at Penn Station in Arthur, IL, best known as a venue for live bluegrass and gospel music in the heart of a quaint Amish Country village. Come hear the Baby Blues, Little Grascals, Feather Creek Girls, Cripple Creek Kids, Late Bloomers, Grass Seeds and the Coon Holler Kids all in one night! Anyone is welcome. Tickets are $3.00. Concessions will be available.

Jul28

Coon Holler Music at The Lion's Den 6:00-8:00 PM Illinois time

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Lion's Den Pizza, 402 Archer Ave., Marshall, IL

Coon Holler Music returns for a series of fun outdoor summertime shows at The Lion's Den in Marshall, Illinois. A variety of Coon Holler Music groups of all ages will perform each month, so every show is different, featuring some newer tunes they've learned, as well as many old favorites. Bring your lawn chairs and join us for great time. The music is free. Pizza is optional but highly recommended!