About Blues Music: Sylvester Weaver
Born: July 25, 1896 or 1897
Died: April 4, 1960
Sylvester Weaver played blues guitar and was a pioneer of country blues. Like many bluesmen, he worked blue collar jobs as a porter, a chauffeur, packer and janitor. In 1923, he recorded “Guitar Blues” and “Guitar Rag”, the first blues guitar instrumentals, first recorded country blues and the first known recordings of a slide guitar! Weaver often played his guitar using a knife as a slide, bottleneck style. Since 1989, the Kentuckiana Blues Society has presented its Sylvester Weaver Award annually to honor those who have rendered outstanding services to blues music.
Essential Blues Music Tracks from Sylvester Weaver:
Can’t be Trusted Blues
Famous for Playing With: Sara Martin