Music for square dances and hoe-downs; for sitting around the campfire or socializing in the parlor. With fascinating liner notes telling the story behind each piece. Straight out of the archives and campfires of the Civil War.
The Civil War Collection Vol. I
A superb quartet featuring Jim Taylor and friends on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, and guitar. With 70+ minutes of music (including Gary Owen, Haste to the Wedding, Arkansas Traveler, Seneca Square Dance, Booth Shot Lincoln) . A rare treat for lovers of string band music and a treasure trove for students of the War Between the States.
Liner Notes, Song List
The Civil War Collection Vol. II
Jim Taylor’s second collection. Featured musicians on this album are Jim Taylor (Hammered Dulcimer), Sheila Kay Adams (Banjo), Bruce Greene (Fiddle), Carl Jones (Guitar), Don Pedi (Mountain Dulcimer), and Beth Magil (Whistle). Includes Old 1812, Wagoner, Hog-Eyed Man, Liza Jane/Buffalo Gals, Colonel Crockett/ Jenny On The Railroad, Getting Out of the Way of the Federals, Run, Rebel Run, Gunboat, and Rickett’s Hornpipe/Fisher’s Hornpipe.
Liner Notes, Song List
A Civil War Scrapbook
A musical patchwork of hope and healing, longing and loss with airs and ballads, Irish jigs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, marches, spirituals and hymns, and parlor music from the time of the American Civil War. It's a time of time of sharp contrasts and shifting moods brought to life by HESPERUS early music ensemble and its guests on fiddle, recorder, oboe, pennywhistle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, mouth bow, hammered dulcimer, bass and bodhran.
Swanee The Music of Stephen Foster
Talented producer and musician Joe Weed has assembled an all star cast of acoustic musicians to perform the music of America's great 19th. century songwriter Stephen Foster.
Featured musicians are: Norton Buffalo, Laurie Lewis, Molly Mason, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Tim O'Brien, Todd Phillips, Tony Trischka, Rob Ickes, Jay Unger, Marty Atkinson, Joe Craven, Marti Kendall, Steve Kritzer, John Reishman, Bevery Smith and Joe Weed.
Selections include: Oh, Susanna, Gentle Annie, Hard Times Come Again No More, Beautiful Dreamer, My Old Kentucky Home and more.
The Bright Sunny South
Songs from the Civil War. Compositions include Battle of Pea Ridge, Shiloh Hill, Paddy's Lamentation, and Bright Sunny South. Jim Taylor is accompanied by Shelia Adams on Banjo and a number of other talented musicians.