From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

Shultz, Arnold

(born: 1882  -  died: 1931) 

Shultz was born in Racine, KY, and buried in the Morgantown, KY, Colored Cemetery. He was a blues guitarist and fiddler who is credited as a major influence on white guitarists in western Kentucky. There are no recordings of Shultz's music. He was the son of Dave and Lizzie Shultz, both of whom were born in Ohio County, KY, according to Arnold Shultz's death certificate. For more see Old Family Photo Album, an African American Web Connection website; and Kentucky Country: folk and country music of Kentucky, by C. K. Wolfe.


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NKAA Source: Kentucky country: folk and country music of Kentucky

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“Shultz, Arnold,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed November 26, 2022,

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