Banjo Contest
Recorded by Ken Landreth
Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Festival in Bean Blossom, IN
June 19, 1969, Thursday Evening

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Narrated by Bill Monroe and Roger Sprung

The 1969 Bean Blossom Banjo Contest was held in the Brown County Barn on Thursday Afternoon June 19, 1969 with all contestants playing one tune. Seven semi-finalists were chosen to play three tunes Thursday evening and three finalists were selected to play again before selecting a winner.

Alan Munde - Norman OK
Bluegrass Breakdown
Sally Goodin'
Salt Creek

Richard Smith - Sugar Grove, PA
Paddy on the Turnpike
Doug's Tune
Lonesome Banjo

Paul Wiley - Seattle, WA
John Henry
Shuckin' the Corn
Big Tilda

Earl Sneed - Danville, VA
Turkey Knob
Charlotte Breakdown
John Henry

Larry Marschall - Williams Bay, WI
Lonesome road Blues
When You and I Were Young Maggie
Salt Creek

Louis Pope Joy - Indianapolis, IN
Pike County Breakdown
Sure Fire

Butch Robins - Radford, VA
Lonesome Road Blues
Old Joe Clark
Stoney Creek


Butch Robins
Fireball Mail
John Hardy
Train 45

Louis Pope Joy
Cumberland Gap
Whoa Mule

Alan Munde
Shenandoah Breakdown
Train 45

Announcement of winner: Butch Robins
Prize...RB100 Gibson Banjo

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