The main aim of this site is to document as many artists as possible that played traditional old-time music and to supply photos of these musicians. The spread ranges from the early 20th century to the late 1930s and focuses not only on recording artists, but also on artists that played on radio or did personal appereances. Any additions and corrections are welcomed.


The Skillet Lickers

(also known as Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers) Atlanta based group. Recorded for Columbia (1926-1931) and Bluebird (1934). Main members at Columbia included Gid Tanner (fiddle/vocals), Riley Puckett (guitar/vocals), Clayton McMichen (fiddle), Fate Norris (banjo). Other members included Lowe Stokes, Bert Layne, Bill Helms. Line-up at Bluebird included Gid Tanner, Gordon Tanner (fiddle), Riley Puckett, Ted Hawkins (mandolin) and maybe Arthur Tanner.
Gid Tanner, Clayton McMichen, Riley Puckett, Fate Norris

The Skillet Lickers in 1931 at WCKY (Covington, KY): Riley Puckett, Slim Bryant (front row), Bert Layne, Clayton McMichen (back row)

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