Aug 1-4

John Haywood
John Haywood

In Letcher County Kentucky, John Haywood, is a tattooer, painter and musician. He performed banjo on the Grammy nominated Tyler Childers Album “Long Violent History,” later contributing vocals and banjo to Childer’s version of “Two Coats.” He also performed with Childers at Radio City Music Hall, Bonaroo, and Red Rocks Amphitheater. He recently released a solo banjo cd of old time east Kentucky songs and a 12” lp with his rock band Appalachiatari. His art and tattoo work draws from the experiences, culture, and music of the hollers and coalfields, and has been collected by diverse individuals from across the globe, earning him numerous awards and honors. He was apprentice and neighbor to banjo master/historian George Gibson, and a regular member of the late Lee Sexton’s band. In 2011, he established the Parlor Room Art and Tattoo in Whitesburg, a gathering place for local heathens, art enthusiasts, and music lovers.

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