The winner is Andy Bing
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Good guesses, and congrats to the two correct answerers. Folks, I swear Andy Bing and I don’t exchange any secret information!!!
I’ve owned and read all these bios (and more) except the fictitious Larry Sparks “Lonesomest Rambler” by Art Vanderlay Art Vanderlay was in fact the fake name used by George Costanza in his various schemes on the tv show “Seinfeld”. At one point he was an architect named Art Vanderlay. Another time he pretended to be working as a latex salesman for Vanderlay Industries which was supposedly owned and operated by Jerry Seinfeld, and Jerry was going to give him a good reference for another job.
It’s quite interesting how many of these books tell interlocking stories, and either clarify or corroborate many of the tales and legends in the other books.
Sadly some are out of print now, but new ones keep coming out. The 4 newest are the Mac Wiseman, Curly Seckler, Jimmy Martin and John Duffey tomes. All are fascinating. The Jimmy Martin book will curl your hair!
Thanks everyone for playing. Hope you like the next Bluegrass Trivia question.