I just read that clawhammer banjo great Dwight Diller died on February 14. Mr. Diller was 77. I think I first heard of Dwight Diller through my late brother Joe, who was a big fan. Joey would go on and on about Mr. Diller’s right arm and his fabulous rhythm. Diller was from West Virginia where he was strongly influenced by the Hammons family.
Dwight Diller had great respect for elder WV players, and his own playing was a link to that state’s musical past.