Music from the Time of the Civil War

The Civil War Collection, Volume I

A superb quartet featuring Jim Taylor and friends on hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, and guitar, playing music for square dances, hoe-downs, and minstrel shows; for sitting around the campfire or socializing in the parlor ... With fascinating liner notes telling the story of each tune, this album offers 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. The Civil War Collection is a co-production of Gourd Music and Pearl Mae Music; it combines material on the Pearl Mae cassettes The Falls of Richmond and Little Rose Is Gone.

The Civil War Collection Liner Notes, Song List, and Artist's Biography

The Civil War Collection, Volume II

Jim Taylor’s second collection. New tunes and stories straight out of the archives and campfires of the Civil War.

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).

Tunes include: 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.

The Civil War Collection Volume II Liner Notes, Song List, and Artist's Biography

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: 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.

Detailed notes for each song are also included. Additional titles by Joe Weed.