Curtis Loew

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Elderly African American dobro player and alcoholic from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song "The Ballad of Curtis Loew" from their 1974 album, Second Helping, and composed by Allen Collins and Ronnie Van Zant.

In the song, a young boy pays the elderly man "drinkin' money" to play at the country store because he's "the finest picker to ever play the blues." At the end of he song, Loew passes away, unnoticed and unmourned except for the song's narrator.