Rowan County Troubles (Verses 6-14)
played by James William Day (Jilson Setters) in Boyd County, Kentucky in 1937
Fiddler James William Day (1875-1942) was born in Rowan County, Kentucky He played left handed in the 'upside down' fashion He changed his name to Jilson Setters at the urging of his manager Jean Thomas and was a frequent performer at her American Folk Festival held for many years in Ashland, Kentucky
Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College
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Day, James William and Setters, Jilson, “Rowan County Troubles (Verses 6-14),” Berea College Special Collections & Archives, accessed May 30, 2023, https://soundarchives.berea.edu/items/show/421.