One of the most treasured and revered traditional Appalachian musicians of our time, Lee Sexton still continues to pick the banjo and regularly tour when not at home with his wife Opal and his beloved garden.
June Appal issued an LP of Lee playing traditional material–Whoa Mule–in 1988, and an expanded CD version of the album was released in 2004, featuring an additional 40 minutes of music. In 1999, he was presented with the Kentucky Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. Also known (by some) as “Mr. Seedtime,” we’re delighted to welcome Lee back to the Seedtime stage; we’re not sure where we’d be without him.