June 26 Trivia Question

This Contest is Closed
The winner is Steve Margulis!!


For each bluegrass grouping, fill in the blank. Must get all 4 correct to win. Judge’s decision is arguable but final!

1. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass fiddle, ______________
2. Jimmy Martin, JD Crowe, ________________
3. 6 strings, 4 strings, 5 strings, _______________
4. Del & Jerry, Ronnie & __________


  1. Fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass fiddle, BANJO (the classic bluegrass instruments — Dobro not acceptable since banjo would remain missing)
  2. Jimmy Martin, JD Crowe and PAUL WILLIAMS (Jimmy’s classic band member trio of the 1950s/early 60s)
  3. 6 strings, 5 strings, 4 strings and EIGHT STRINGS (are on bluegrass instruments)
  4. Del & Jerry, Ronnie and ROB McCOURY (two sets of McCoury brothers, just “Rob” or Robbie” would win, without saying “McCoury”)

Additional Bowden Comments

Regarding the above questions:

  • I thought some smart aleck (maybe a Dobro player, I’m joking!) would fill in the blank with “Dobro”. It happened!
  • This is for the fans of older traditional bluegrass who instantly know the best trio Jimmy Martin ever had with his Sunny Mt. Boys (and the longest lasting, most recorded)
  • This one is for those who can infer how many strings bluegrass instruments have, and which instrument is missing. Dobro got covered in this question, by the way.
  • Lastly, two sets of bluegrass brothers. I mentioned the first two in my current article about my Ten Most Influential bluegrass recordings.

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