Product Dimensions: 8”x10” photo in 11”x14” matte
Author/Artist: Center for Southern Folklore Archives
Born on the Lower East Side in 1903, Nathan (Nate) Evans began playing violin at age 4 and leading bands at age 15. He moved to Memphis and was put in charge of the show bands and vaudeville acts that played such venues as Loews Palace, The Orpheum, and The Warner Theater. Evans acted as booking agent to bring big acts of the day such as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Danny Kaye to Memphis and ran the orchestra pit for these acts. He performed consistently until the age of 70, and died in 1989 at the age of 86.