Born in Scott Hill, TN. October 9, 1927 and Died in Mt. Juliet, TN. February 19,2021. He was 93 years old. American bluegrass banjo player. Started his career at the age of 14 on radio WTJS in Jackson, TN. Became the first staff banjo player at WSM in Nashville. Was in much demand as a studio musician. Considered one of the most highly regarded expert on pre-war Gibson banjos. In 1966, invented the 10 string banjo.