Andrew Rowan Summers (December 15, 1912 in Abingdon, Virginia – March 14, 1968) was a member of the Virginia Glee Club during the Glee Club 1931-1932 and 1932-1933 seasons. Graduating with a degree in law in 1935, he was also a member of the Virginia Players. He lived in 45 West Lawn in 1934–1935.
Summers was a collector and performer of Appalachian folk ballads, with numerous recordings on the Columbia and Folkways labels. Summers was among the earliest musicians to draw attention to the dulcimer to a wider audience outside the Appalachians, with John Jacob Niles being one of the few earlier.
Discography[edit | edit source]
- Old World Ballads in America (1940, Columbia Records)
- The Unquiet Grave: American Tragic Ballads (1951, Folkways Records)
- Hymns and Carols: Early American (1951, Folkways)
- "Seeds Of Love" (single, 1951, Folkways)
- The Faulse Ladye (1954, Folkways)
- "The Lady Gay" (single, 1954, Folkways)
- Andrew Rowan Summers (1957, Folkways)
- Christmas Carols (1966, Folkways)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Andrew Rowan Summers". U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com). https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2238&h=194189789&tid=&pid=&queryId=2ec64ea0541963c9fe3540871dfa9641&usePUB=true&_phsrc=nOE1&_phstart=successSource. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
- "Andrew Rowan Summers". Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=169125823. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
- "Andrew Rowan Summers Dies; Lawyer and Dulcimer Virtuoso". New York Times: p. 39. 1968-03-15. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1968/03/15/77079368.html?pageNumber=39.
- Corks and Curls. Corks and Curls. 1935. p. 165. https://v4.lib.virginia.edu/sources/uva_library/items/u126747.
- "Lawn Directory". University of Virginia. http://giving.virginia.edu/lawnandrange/lawn-directory/. Retrieved 2014-07-07.
- Bob Coltman (2008). Paul Clayton and the Folksong Revival. Scarecrow Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-8108-6132-9. https://books.google.com/books?id=GVoIAQAAMAAJ.
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- "Andrew Rowan Summers recordings". Smithsonian Folkways. https://folkways.si.edu/search?query=Andrew+Rowan+Summers. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
- "Andrew Rowan Summers recordings". Discogs.com. https://www.discogs.com/artist/1167793-Andrew-Rowan-Summers. Retrieved 2021-04-01.
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