Final Bluegrass Jeopardy Round

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Orville Gibson

Well well well! The correct question was indeed “Who is Orville Gibson?” Born in Chateauguay NY (WAY up on the Canadian border, near the Gibson Brothers’ home!). He formed the Gibson Guitar & Mandolin Co. in 1894 but sold it to investors within a few years and bowed out. What a legacy he has left.

So, sadly, Todd gave an incorrect Question in “Who is Stephen Foster?” and he bet $1001, so he ends up at $4,999, but no prize. Thanks for playing!!

Andy and George each bet everything, so each doubled their score with the correct Question “Who is Orville Gibson?” They each now have $12,000.

We’re going to have a tie breaker Final Jeopardy for George and Andy. George and Andy, consider well how you wager some or all of your $12,000 on this Final Jeopardy Tie Breaker Category.

Famous Kentuckians

Once George and Andy reply in the Comment Section with their wagers, we’ll reveal the Final Jeopardy Tie Breaker clue.

Ed.Update: The Wagers are in! Here is the “answer” to the Final Round. Is there such a thing as a Final Final Round?

CATEGORY: Famous Kentuckians

Answer: These “famous” natives are all claimed by this specific place in Kentucky:

a lawman at the OK Corral gunfight;

Charles C Curran — an impressionist painter of some renown;

the only major leaguer ever killed by a pitch;

and Bill Monroe – the Father of Bluegrass.

Dick Bowden

Dick Bowden recently retired after a 45 year career in the paper industry, and moved from Connecticut to Big Indian NY (Ulster County) where he ekes out a precarious existence as a groundskeeper. Dick has been performing bluegrass music on banjo and guitar since 1966 in his home state of Maine, throughout New England, and internationally with The Case Brothers - Martin & Gibson. He has performed for HVBA with the Old Time Bluegrass Singers, and also sent in a squadron of Dick Bowden's Flying Circus. Most recently Dick has played Dobro (tm) with the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band. Dick has written many articles for Bluegrass Unlimited, Bluegrass Today, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass magazine) and HVBA.

6 Responses

  • My goodness we have a couple of “playahs” here! What is Ohio County KY? is the correct question. It’s a really “country” place; not much has ever gone on there. Old farms, timber operations and surface strip mines now mostly reclaimed and shut down. Hartford is in Ohio Co., near Rosine/Horton where the Monroe family lived. Virgil Earp (and a brother John) were born in Hartford, as was the artist Curran. Ray Chapman was from Beaver Dam in Ohio Co. (love that name, it’s the town where you exit the Parkway to go to the Monroe homestead) — he played for the Cleveland Indians and died a few hours after being beaned by a pitch.

    Now what are we going to do about this ongoing tie in Final Jeopardy??? Pistols at dawn? Best 2 out of 3 thumb-wrestling? Lynn and I are consulting on what to do next. Don’t change that dial.

    Well done George and Andy!

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