Andrew Rowan Summers

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        Andrew Rowan Summers was a native Virginian, a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he took a law degree but decided to pursue a career in music in his spare time during the 1940s and 1950s. Infatuated with the songs of Appalachia and their origins, he became a serious folk song collector and ended up spending a good deal of time tracking down veteran older singers, as well as songs that he tried to preserve in their oldest forms, and authentic instruments. It was while... Read more

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