July 31, 2012. MerleFest, presented by Lowe’s, is proud once again to host the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.
March 8, 2012. BOONE — David Via and friends will play at Murphy’s on Saturday, March 10, as part of his Birthday Bash. A stellar singer songwriter, Via has won numerous for his compositions awards including three awards at the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest and has played with a who’s who of musicians including Tim O’Brien, Larry Keel, Dan Tyminski, Jim VanCleve and Sammy Shelor.