Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Edgar Howard

We have published another short video celebrating the life of native islander, Edgar Howard (1904-1990), who played banjo in vaudeville with his brother Walter in the band, the Five Harmaniacs, in the 1920s, and who returned home in the 1970s to entertain us with his music and song.

Edgar Howard, 1981, courtesy Art Mines & Elizabeth Dyer

You can see the video here:


  1. Anonymous11:45 PM

    Where is that Banjo today? I hope some one has it and well Learns how to play it for entertainment. How is the grandson doing---- and Happy Mothers Day Amy

    1. I'm sure one of Edgar's children has the banjo. Maybe a grandchild will follow in Edgar's steps.