The winners are Andy Bing, Todd Evans, Mike Foley, and Vinny Nugent
Additional Bowden Comments
Heavy Traffic Ahead -Bill Monroe
Another example is by Bill and the BGBs with Lester and Earl, “Blue Grass Breakdown” from 1947. It’s very fast, and some say Lester used the “Lester Flatt G Run” in the 4th line of every break as a way of keeping up with the song, instead of strumming all the time. The frequent use of the G run permits him to relax on the high speed strumming for a measure at a time. I don’t think Lester ever made a record again in his life where he played the “Lester Flatt G Run” this frequently. In the earlier lines of each break he plays the shorter/simpler 2-note G run. But for the 4th/final line of each break he features the long “Lester Flatt G run”.
Blue Grass Breakdown
Lester didn’t invent the G run, but he brought it to prominence on these recordings.