Frank B. Converse

Frank B. Converse

  • Born
    17th June 1837
  • Died
    5th September 1903
  • Birthplace
    Elmira, NY, USA
Frank B. Converse was called “The Father of the Banjo,” Converse was born in Elmira, NY in 1837. He lived just long enough to see it drop from popular culture (died 1903). Running away as a teenager to join a minstrel troop, he eventually left us a lifetime of work in print. His “Analytical Banjo Method” has not been excelled by any banjo publication to date.

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