Every July the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree gives local businesses sponsorship opportunities and local vendors a chance to set up shop on the square
Smithville – 13-year-old Noah Goebel, Grand Champion Fiddler at the 51st Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival will be playing the “‘fiddle tune’ for the Opry square dancers’” live performance at the Ryman Auditorium Saturday, Jan. 28. Performances are at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It is Bluegrass Night and Vincent & Dailey will also be performing.
An Elkton, Kentucky resident, Goebel also won the Junior Fiddling contest at the Jamboree where he defeated Senior Fiddling Champion Heather Brown Currie in the showdown for the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award.
Currie claimed the Grand Champion Fiddling Title in 1999 and 2001.
“Noah is one very impressive young man,” said Jamboree President Kim Luton. “He is very talented, and the Jamboree Committee is so proud that he is representing us at the Ryman – The Mother Church of Country Music.”
In 2021, Goebel competed as a child in the James G. “Bobo” Driver Fiddlers Jamboree’s National Championship for Country musician Beginners and won the Beginners Fiddling Title.
“I’m honored to be playing the Opry at the Ryman this weekend,” said Goebel. “I am so grateful for the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree, Darrin Vincent, Dan Rogers and all who made this possible. “
Photo courtesy of The Smithville Jamboree.