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Sylvester Weaver (July 25, 1897 – April 4, 1960) was an American blues guitar player and pioneer of country blues. On some recordings from 1927 he was accompanied by Walter Beasley and the singer Helen Humes. Weaver recorded from 1923 until 1927, sometimes accompanied by Sara Martin, about 50 additional songs. Weaver often used the bottleneck-style method, playing his guitar with a knife. His recordings were quite successful but in 1927 he retired and went back to Louisville until his death… read more

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