Jordan Ramsey took First Place at the Walnut Valley Festival's National Mandolin Competition this past weekend, in Winfield, Kansas. Originally from Newport, Tennessee, Jordan studied mandolin at ETSU, and after moving to Colorado, won the Rockygrass Mandolin Competition in 2008. He had made the finals at Walnut Valley the previous 4 years, and this year brings home the Grand Prize goods in the form of a brand new Ellis F5 Special mandolin. Jordan has appeared with Tyler Grant, Benny 'Burle' Galloway', Long Road Home, and has established himself as a highly sought after player in the Colorado scene. He has been a member of Ragged Union since 2014 and we are so proud and happy for him. He has worked incredibly hard, the hours of practice show up everytime he takes the stage, and if anyone ever deserved to win anything, Jordan deserves this! Congratulations Jordan, we are lucky to have you!