Tom Benton & Johnny St. Cyr

Johnny St. Cyr (banjo, far right) and Tom Benton (banjo, center) with Clarence Williams and Armand Piron vaudeville group (circa 1916). Courtesy Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University.

2 Replies to “Tom Benton & Johnny St. Cyr”

  1. This afternoon I came into possession of a small banjo. I’d estimate less than half-size. It is a 5 string identical to bluegrass banjo,
    but small. The headstock has a star inlay with the inlay gone. The body
    is wood and I believe bronze. It has a brass plaque with the name
    Thomas Benton beautifully engraved. I have photos. It is definitely a high quality instrument. If someone could
    drop me an email I’ll send them. Thanks!

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