We were saddened today when word reached us about the death of longtime Dobro pioneer “Tut” Taylor.
Tut was a longtime friend of the Walnut Valley Festival and in the early days of Walnut Valley Festivals was an entertainer and staff member of the Walnut Valley Occasional paper.
The Walnut Valley Association hosted the National Tut Taylor Dobro Contest as a part of the Spring Thing Festival held in the early part of 1976. Tut also is the artist that provided the WVA Lyre logo used as part of our festival trademarks. We’ll miss Tut but his contributions to the music will last forever. Our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.