The Lucas Hicks Shining Light Front Porch Fellowship

Honoring the legacy of composer, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Hicks

This Fiddle Tunes fellowship will be awarded annually to a person who embodies the spirit and character of Lucas Hicks’ approach to music and to community. The Front Porch Fellowship grew out of the notion of folk music as a shared experience—passing along tunes, songs, and stories person-to-person, or as Lucas would say, knee-to-knee, and in a spirit of revelry. At the end of the day, folk music is about sitting around on each other’s porches, sharing music until the sun comes up.

The award will go to a curious musician who embodies some of the most essential attributes of Lucas Hicks’s musical ethos. The fellowship is available to anyone from anywhere, of any age, playing any instrument. The Fellow will be chosen by a committee consisting of the greater family of Lucas Hicks.

Essential criteria are that the recipient:

  • Is passionate about traditional music;
  • Is eager to learn, and to share;
  • Is fond of people.

Requirements of the recipient:

  • the Fellow agrees to seek out and learn one tune a day during the week, “knee to knee” from someone outside of scheduled classes;
  • the Fellow will learn three new jokes;
  • the Fellow will pass on one tune to another player.

The Fellow will receive tuition, room, and board at Fiddle Tunes.

Application deadline is May 10, 2023.

The Lucas Hicks Shining Light Front Porch Fellowship

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