Hall of Fame – 1999
Larry Dorschner (1920-2000) of Appleton, Wisconsin played the concertina professionally for over 60 years. Larry played in a band with his brothers called the Rainbow Valley Dutchmen and he recorded three albums and several 45 RPM records.
Larry taught concertina to over 100 students over a period of 15 years. He was also an innovator and pioneered the production of the first “Low Eb” (four-reed, all low octave) concertina. Larry manufactured high-quality concertina housings and reed blocks for other manufacturers.