The winner is Andy Bing
G. All of the above.
Additional Bowden Comments
I appreciate the “thank you” for adding to the reader’s bluegrass knowledge. That’s kind of the intent of a trivia question/answer like this. While the music itself is wonderful, the “stories” behind the music can be fascinating also.
For instance, a lot of bars are referred to in bluegrass music history as “clubs”. Yeah. I guess clubs can admit teenagers…
Fiddle contests have produced some well known bluegrassers. Even though “contest style” fiddling is a specific genre of fiddling, good bluegrass fiddlers seem to thrive in the genre.
It’s the rare bluegrasser who leaps from complete unknown to the top of the heap, on the Opry and making records at age 19. Especially when the only previous singing exposure got the kid FIRED from his job in a paint factory — for singing too much on the job!
Basically, almost everybody in bluegrass got there via musical stepping stones. We as fans can enjoy the thought that WE are helping out an up and comer that we can look back on in our old age saying “I remember him/her when…”
Thanks to all the contestants. It’s wonderful to see your responses. Make sure Lynn rewards the winners appropriately!! (She can afford it!)