|Birth name||John Kilby Snow|
May 28, 1905|
Grayson County, Virginia, United States
|Died||March 29, 1980(aged 74)|
|Genres||American folk music|
|Years active||1910s – 1970s|
Kilby Snow (May 28, 1905 – March 29, 1980) was an American folk musician. A virtuoso autoharpist, he was awarded the title of Autoharp Champion of North Carolina at the age of 5, but recorded only a single album for Folkways Records in the 1960s.
He was known for his "drag note" playing style, a technique that relied on his left-handedness to produce slurred notes that would be impossible for a right-handed player to recreate due to the reversed relationship between thumb and finger.