Kenyon Young wins 2nd Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle

Congratulations to Kenyon (David) Young, the winner of the VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo in the second Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle, an annual fundraiser for the IBMA Foundation! At press time, the banjo and two cases plus a variety of accessories were being shipped to Young’s house in Las Vegas. When it arrives, he has promised a photo and a video with the new banjo.

Mr. Young, a pilot for Southwest Airlines, is originally from the Washington, D.C. area. He has been seriously playing the banjo for five years, taking lessons virtually from Tony Trischka through ArtistWorks. Kenyon was incredibly surprised to hear the news he had won. He is well aware of the quality of Huber banjos and says the instrument will definitely be played a lot. Young heard about the raffle on the bluegrass page of Reddit, and he said he bought six tickets for $100 to support a worthy bluegrass cause.

Proceeds from the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle help support the many programs, grants and scholarships provided by the IBMA Foundation. For more info about what the Foundation does, please go to Thanks to everyone who helped promote the fundraiser, including all the VIP banjo players who had a photo taken or a video made with the prize Huber!

Return to the June 2022 issue of The Cornerstone.