THE ROUNDER BOOK OF BLUEGRASS TRIVIA

ROUNDER-BOOK-OF-TRIVIATHE ROUNDER BOOK OF BLUEGRASS TRIVIA
BY BILL NOWLIN
Rounder Books 1579402518. (Rounder Books, 29 Lancaster St., Cambridge, MA 02140.)

Trivia buffs will enjoy this new book of bluegrass music trivia by Bill Nowlin, co-founder of Rounder Records. Nowlin got the idea for this book after he started writing the “Bits & Pieces” trivia column in Bluegrass Unlimited in 2013. Nowlin’s years with Rounder has given him a unique insight into the bluegrass music world, which this book will show. The 272 questions in this book will give the true lover of bluegrass music a real challenge. Some are easy, some are difficult, and some are common knowledge among bluegrass fans.

Without giving away the answers, a few questions are: How many strings are there in the prototypical five-piece bluegrass band? What was Tater Tate’s given first name? What bluegrass musician owned his own nightclub? What would you give in exchange for your soul? What prompted Lester Flatt to develop his famous G-run?

As you can see, the challenge is there and, of course, the answers are listed in the back of the book. Once someone reads this book, they will become a walking encyclopedia of trivial bluegrass information and they will be able to amaze their friends and astonish their picking pals.BF

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