Saturday, October 12, 2013


Yesterday I published a photo of Edgar Howard, celebrated island musician of the early 20th century. This is a picture of his tombstone that I mentioned.

Edgar is buried on Howard Street, across from Village Craftsmen. His grave is just inside the white picket fence, near the single gate. Edgar was not only an accomplished musician...he was an island character missed by all who knew him.

Tomorrow look for links to some of his music.

Our most recent Ocracoke Newsletter is a compilation of humorous stories told by or about islanders. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous5:17 PM

    Enlarge the photograph by clicking on it so as to read the unusual inscription.

  2. That was a saying he always would say, You Ain't Heard Nuthin' Yet", when playing his banjo- Al Jolson said it & he loved him & we listened to his music often! I'm his favorite granddaughter! haha! :))