It was General Robert E. Lee that said you can't have an army without music. Bobby Horton is considered by many to be an expert in the field of historical music of the War Between the States, but, above and beyond that, he is a very accomplished musician, who has turned out CD after CD of top notch period music.
Bobby Horton continues to contribute to documentary films, as well as playing live as a solo artist, as well as with his long-time band Three on a String. Using mostly period instruments, Bobby Horton has translated the tunes of yester-year into an exciting and foot-stompin' time for all today. He recreates the passion of this music, from the optimistic, boastful tunes early in the war, to the mournful, heartfelt songs written after tens of thousands of men had fallen, never again to see their loved ones.
Playing and singing most everything himself, this one man has laid before us an extensive selection of all the tunes we love and cherish, and many that are less known, but shouldn't be.
The music found in this CD is the soundtrack from the film shown in the National Parks Service Visitor Center at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.