Summers, Andrew Rowan
|born on||15 December 1912 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )|
|Place||Abingdon, Virginia, 36n43, 81w59|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||23°02' 06°55 Asc. 02°03'|
American folk singer and player of the Appalachian dulcimer, credited with a large role in preserving Appalachian music from extinction. 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.
Summers enrolled in the University of Virginia in 1930. Despite his interest in music, he ended up getting a degree in law, working as an attorney and later teaching at New York University.
He died on 14 March 1968, aged 55, after a month's illness involving complications from an ulcer.
- compare to chart of Niles, John Jacob (born 28 April 1892)
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Ulcer)
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Ulcer)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Folk Music
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Appalachian dulcimer)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney