Bill Cornett

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"Banjo" Bill Cornett (1890–c. 1959) was a traditional folk singer and banjo player from Eastern Kentucky. His music was recorded by John Cohen for Folkways and appears on the album Mountain Music of Kentucky. He was also a State Representative in Kentucky and he once played his composition “Old Age Pension Blues” on the floor of the Legislature. He died playing his banjo at 69.[1]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2009-02-14.