The winner is Gary DiGiovanni
Additional Bowden Comments
I really appreciate the many answers offered! Hello new contestants. Yes the answer was B. As mentioned in an earlier trivia question (Who was the first Woman in Bluegrass?) Sally Ann (who WAS Fiddling Howdy Forrester’s wife by the way) had joined the Blue Grass Boys with her husband, but Howdy went into the Navy about 1943. Sally Ann was a big contributor to Monroe’s music and BUSINESS. She stayed right with the Blue Grass Boys until Howdy came home in Dec. 1945, then they left to go West and play Western Swing music. Murphy Henry wrote an excellent book in the past few years about Women in Bluegrass and she had a big chapter about Sally Ann. Murphy has really put her money where her heart is by setting up the Sally Ann Forrester Scholarship for young women going to college to study music.
A young banjo picking friend of mine, Clara Guilmette, from Portland CT was one of the five inaugural winners of the scholarship. I was so pleased I sent IBMA a donation to the scholarship fund.