John Salyer

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JOHN SALYER. (1882-1952) A fiddler and farmer from Salyersville (named for his grandfather), the county seat of Magoffin County, eastern Kentucky, known for his archaic style and unusual locally-learned repertoire. Fortunately, he was recorded in 1941 and 1942 by his sons Grover and Glen Salyer who used a home disc-cutting machine, who also accompanied him on guitar and mandolin (respectively). Salyer used a variety of tunings, including ADae, AEAc#, AEae, and DDad.

John Salyer