John Morgan Salyer
Some of the most beautiful tunes for banjo come from this Kentucky fiddler born in 1882. He was so good that he and two sons were invited to play at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago. Salyer lived an upstanding life, born in a town named for his grandfather -- Salyersville, and refused to be recorded commercially.
Fortunately his sons recorded over ninety tunes you can still listen to on the Digital Library of America. Read more about him here, as written by Bruce Greene, and I hope you enjoy my clawhammer arrangements of some of John Salyer's music. Tabs are posted on this site.