Clyde Davenport

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Clyde Davenport
Birth nameClyde Thomas Davenport
Born(1921-10-21)October 21, 1921
Mt. Pisgah, Kentucky[1]
OriginMonticello, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedFebruary 16, 2020(2020-02-16) (aged 98)
Monticello, Kentucky, U.S.
GenresOld-time
Occupation(s)Instrumentalist
InstrumentsFiddle, banjo

Clyde Thomas Davenport (October 21, 1921 – February 16, 2020) was an American old-time fiddler and banjo player from Monticello, Kentucky.[2][3]

Davenport was a recipient of a 1992 National Heritage Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the United States government's highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.[4] He died in February 2020 at the age of 98.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Govenar, Alan (2001). "Clyde Davenport: Anglo-American Appalachian Fiddler". Masters of Traditional Arts: A Biographical Dictionary. vol. 1 (A-J). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio. pp. 152–154. ISBN 1576072401. OCLC 47644303.
  2. ^ Jeff Titon (November 1991). "Clyde Davenport". Brown University. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  3. ^ Jeff Titon (June 5, 2008). "Notes: Clyde Davenport". Field Recorders' Collective. Archived from the original on May 12, 2008. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "NEA National Heritage Fellowships 1992". Arts.gov. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved November 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Obituary for Clyde Thomas Davenport at Hickey Funeral Home". Hickeyandson.com. Retrieved February 18, 2020.

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