John Salyer (1882 -1952) – fiddler from Magoffin County, Eastern Kentucky

I once heard a fiddler call John Morgan Salyer “the foremost genius, the Mozart of Old Time”. I can’t really argue with that. Salyer is known for crooked tunes, percussive bowing and a unique phrasing that, like so many things in the old-time world, you just have to hear for yourself.  When I learn a … Continue reading John Salyer (1882 -1952) – fiddler from Magoffin County, Eastern Kentucky