Leon Weaver

Aug 12, 1882


One third of the hillbilly act Weaver Brothers and Elviry, Leon Weaver's music instrument of choice was the saw, which the Okie group helped popularize. Beginning with Down in Arkansaw (1938), the act parlayed their Grand Ole Opry success into a lucrative contract with Republic Pictures, the foremost purveyor of folksy entertainment, appearing in a… More


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