Final Notes, Lowell Schreyer

Lowell Schreyer, of Mankato, Minnesota, newspaper reporter, historian, banjo player, and author of The Banjo Entertainers: Roots to Ragtime, passed away on November 15, 2007. In the summers Schreyer played the banjo on the Mississippi River boat Delta Queen, conducting his research on the banjo at little town libraries and historical societies along the way. He also authored a biography of banjo player Eddie Peabody and wrote chapters to the books, The Banjo on Record (1993), and Ragtime, Its History, Composers, and Music (1985). A long-time member and contributor to the Banjo Collectors’ Gathering, he will be greatly missed.


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