“TheFairmounters" are a local band formed in a small township in Leavenworth County, Kansas, called "Fairmount." The band consists of 3 brothers, Randy, Ricky and Ronnie McDowell plus a local friend Ron Asher. The band formed around 6 years ago by having random jam sessions with friends as the audience. They started taking the Bluegrass music they played serious, when the audience started bringing friends to hear the band and asked them to play for various occasions. The more people that heard the band, the more followers they had. They have wrote and performed several of their own songs and for the past two years (2010 and 2011) have won “Song of the year” in the new song showcase at the Winfield Bluegrass Festival.