Billy Faier, American banjo player, Died at 85


Billy Faier was born on December 21, 1930, in Brooklyn, New York and died on January 29, 2016.

He was an American banjo player.

Billy Faier with Pete Seeger was one of the early exponents of the banjo during the mid-20th-century American folk music revival.

He moved with his family to Woodstock, New York in 1945, and later lived in Marathon, Texas.

Billy was also active in the Washington Square Park folk scene in Greenwich Village from the late 1940s, he recorded two albums for Riverside Records, The Art of the Five-String Banjo (1957) and Travelin’ Man (1958).

Faier has recorded Banjo for John Fahey’s Takoma label, in 1973,

Billy Faier passed away at 85 yrs old in Alpine, Texas.