2023 Cunningham raffle guitar winner

The winner of the 2023 Cunningham Raffle is…

Brad McTaggart from Sanger, California

Congratulations, Brad! Please call the Handmade Music School at (540) 251-2571 or email us at info@handmademusicschool.com. We will need your ticket number or online order number for verification. A third party cannot reach out to us and accept the guitar on your behalf. If we are unable to get in touch with you or if you do not reach out to us within 24 hours of this post, the guitar will go to the second place winner. If they do not respond within 24 hours of their notification, the guitar will go to the third place winner.

Update: We are now in touch with Brad, so he is officially the winner of the guitar!

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets! We sold 1139 tickets this year, surpassing our goal of 1000! Proceeds from the raffle will support Handmade Music School programming and the Share The Music Scholarship Fund. Thank you again to everyone who supported the raffle or has supported the Handmade Music School in other ways. Together, we are keeping Appalachian music and dance traditions alive.

And thank you to Jackson Cunningham! We are so amazed at Jackson’s craftsmanship, his care for the traditions and people, his musicianship, but most of all, his heart… he has deep appreciation for the community of old time and bluegrass friends and family and he has a desire to see these traditions get passed on from generation to generation. So many folks mentored Jackson and he is paying that forward! Thank you Jackson! Check out his work here.

Finally, thank you to Harptone Cases, Beehive Productions, Peluso Microphone Labs, Featured musicians: Jesse Smathers, Corbin Hayslett, Jeremy Stephens, Corrina Rose Logston, Foghorn Stringband (Caleb Klauder, Reeb Willms, Sammy Lind and Nadine Landry), Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno, Eddie & Bonnie Bond and Dennis Hall.