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Rick Good receives Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellowship

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Rick Good receives Ohio Arts Council Heritage Fellowship
By AMY McKAY
Ohio Arts Council
For nearly five decades, Rick Good has displayed exceptional artistry as one of Ohio's most talented traditional musicians. His musical journey began humbly enough, learning to play the banjo on his front porch, and led to sold-out performances with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. In recognition of Good's accomplishments and contributions to the Ohio arts community, he received the 2010 Ohio Heritage Fellowship award at the Ohio State Fair on Saturday, July 31.
Good is best known for his role as co-artistic director of Rhythm in Shoes, an internationally recognized dance troupe from Dayton. Additionally, Good's work with the old-time string band Hotmud Family, the Red Clay Ramblers and countless individual traditional musicians has earned him a reputation as one of the finest old-time banjo players in the United States. A fearless educator, comfortable in any workshop setting, open and at ease in any community, Good has enjoyed an incredibly distinguished career.
The award ceremony was held during the Ohio Heritage Showcase, a new event for the Ohio State Fair, sponsored by Cityfolk and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Heritage Showcase will feature performances by Harmonia-a Cleveland group that specializes in the traditional folk music of Eastern Europe-and the Antioch Chorale Singers. Plus, Rick Good will make a special musical appearance accompanied by traditional musicians from around Ohio. 
The Ohio Arts Council's Ohio Heritage Fellowships are awarded to individuals and organizations whose work in the folk and traditional arts have had a significant impact on the people and communities of Ohio. Folk and traditional arts grow out of particular cultures and are recognized as the artistic expressions of ethnic, linguistic, occupational or regional groups.
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.
By AMY McKAY
Ohio Arts Council
For nearly five decades, Rick Good has displayed exceptional artistry as one of Ohio's most talented traditional musicians. His musical journey began humbly enough, learning to play the banjo on his front porch, and led to sold-out performances with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. In recognition of Good's accomplishments and contributions to the Ohio arts community, he received the 2010 Ohio Heritage Fellowship award at the Ohio State Fair on Saturday, July 31.
Good is best known for his role as co-artistic director of Rhythm in Shoes, an internationally recognized dance troupe from Dayton. Additionally, Good's work with the old-time string band Hotmud Family, the Red Clay Ramblers and countless individual traditional musicians has earned him a reputation as one of the finest old-time banjo players in the United States. A fearless educator, comfortable in any workshop setting, open and at ease in any community, Good has enjoyed an incredibly distinguished career.
The award ceremony was held during the Ohio Heritage Showcase, a new event for the Ohio State Fair, sponsored by Cityfolk and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Heritage Showcase will feature performances by Harmonia-a Cleveland group that specializes in the traditional folk music of Eastern Europe-and the Antioch Chorale Singers. Plus, Rick Good will make a special musical appearance accompanied by traditional musicians from around Ohio. 
The Ohio Arts Council's Ohio Heritage Fellowships are awarded to individuals and organizations whose work in the folk and traditional arts have had a significant impact on the people and communities of Ohio. Folk and traditional arts grow out of particular cultures and are recognized as the artistic expressions of ethnic, linguistic, occupational or regional groups.
The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.
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