On his newest recording of music of the Civil War, Wayne Erbsen gives moving performances of the historic songs that were inspired even as the smoke of battle still filled the air. More than a dusty textbook ever could, these songs reveal the heart-felt emotions of soldiers who endured America’s greatest tragedy. 40 minutes; 8 vocals, 5 instrumentals played on banjo, fiddle & guitar. Pulitzer Prize winning historian James McPherson wrote of this album: “Wayne Erbsen sings these Civil War ballads as they would have been sung a century or more ago. The great strength of this album is its historical and musical authenticity.” Click musical notes, below, to hear a short sound clip of that song.
THE SONGS: Brother Green, Battle of Shiloh’s Hill, Waiting For the Federals, Battle of Pea Ridge, Battle of Bull Run, Battle of Antietam Creek, Sherman’s March, Battle of Shiloh, John Brown’s March, The Sunny South, On the Plains of Manassas, Battle of Prairie Grove, Hell Broke Loose in Georgia.