Emory Martin

Emory Martin

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Billed as "The World's Only One-Armed Banjo Player," Emory Martin transcended novelty status to emerge as one of Nashville's most unique and inspirational musicians, backing country superstars including Kitty Wells and Uncle Dave Macon in addition to regularly appearing on radio's fabled Grand Ole Opry. Born August 26, 1916, in Bon Aqua, TN, Martin was born with a six-inch stump in place of a fully developed left arm. He learned to play banjo by mimicking his father, improvising... Read more

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