The winner is Al Gassman
Additional Bowden Comments
Glad to see so many responses! Spread the word about the contest please.
Paul McCartney likes to perform Blue Moon of Kentucky, although he mangles the lyrics badly.
Bob Dylan indeed gave that wonderful quote to the NYT this summer.
Garth Brooks? Who knows…
John Prine got grounded in the Chicago Old Town School of Music and I’m sure they had their Monroe experts and tunes there. Prine’s “Paradise” song about Muhlenburg County KY (where his parents were born) is getting right into Monroe country (Ohio County).
Levon Helm’s album “Poor Dirt Farmer” includes his liner notes about growing up in hard country on early bluegrass, especially The Stanley Brothers. There’s a strong bluegrass current in that album.
Let Lynn know if you want questions to be more difficult, easier, or on different subjects and I’ll do my best to adjust!