The winner is Andy Bing
August 14 TRIVIA QUESTION
What instrument did Bill Monroe describe as:
The King Instrument ___________________________
The Fifth Child ______________________________
Must get BOTH right to win.
Additional Bowden Comments
This came from an interview with Monroe decades ago. I think it surprised a lot of people that mandolin wasn’t #1. He always felt he got the least important instrument among his brothers. Older Brother Birch got the “king” fiddle; next older Brother Charlie got the important guitar; and they gave little Bill the mandolin with just 4 strings on it cause it wouldn’t make much noise! Bill’s first music job was playing back-up guitar to the fiddler at a dance. “The Fifth Child” simply means the final, or last chronological instrument added to the perfect Blue Grass band. Bill’s banjo player of the 1970s-80s, Butch Robins, made an LP of banjo music that he titled “The Fifth Child”.
The King Instrument – never heard this one, but I’m going to guess Mandolin.
The Fifth Child – Banjo
The king instrument was the fiddle and the fifth child was the banjo. Again for bragging rights only.
5 string banjo
Fiddle and mandolin in that order????? Are there ever going to any questions where “Captain and Tennile” is the answer? Asking for a friend. I know someone that lost a bet because they didn’t know how to spell her name correctly. Cost him several beers.
Mike Fowler, maybe I can come up with a “Jeopardy” style ANSWER of Captain & Tennile, and you all can guess the question?