Lee Sexton

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Lee Sexton (born 1928, in Letcher County, Kentucky) is an American Banjo player from Letcher County, Kentucky. He began playing the banjo at the age of eight and is proficient in the two-finger picking and "drop-thumb" (clawhammer) traditional styles of east Kentucky. He also sings. His Whoa Mule album includes recordings from a 1952 home recording with fiddler Fernando Lusk to recordings made in 2001. Four solo songs also appear on Smithsonian Folkways album Mountain Music of Kentucky.

In 1999 Kentucky governor Paul Patton presented Lee with the Governor's Award in the Arts.

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Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 The American Fogies, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1996 Mountain Music of Kentucky Various Artists 1
2003 Classic Old-Time Music Various Artists 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Banjer Days Various Artists 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Classic Banjo From Smithsonian Folkways Various Artists 1

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