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Clayton Center presents Bobby Horton: Songs and Stories from the Civil War
when: Sat, November 8, 2014
where: Harold And Jean Lambert Recital Hall
time: 7:30pm

Bobby Horton’s  life long passion for music and history began at an early age. With a trumpet playing father and a banjo-playing grandfather, he was exposed to a varied menu of music—from the sound of the big bands, jazz combos and classical to the old time sounds of Southern gospel, sacred harp, and “hillbilly” music.

Bobby Horton is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period.  He has also produced and performed music scores for sixteen PBS films by Ken Burns - including “The Civil War”, and “Baseball,” two films for The A&E network, and twenty-one films for The National Park Service.

Dressed as a 19th Century performer, using period musical instruments, Bobby explores the stories of both the North and South through the music they loved. Each song is placed in context with historical background and portrays the struggles, hopes, and fears of Americans during this long and bloody conflict.

These songs and stories tell of sweethearts and families left behind, fallen comrades, the hope of going home, and the pride, bravery, and patriotism of the volunteers who answered their country’s call. This is not just a performance for Civil War buffs but for anyone who loves great music, inspired storytelling, and an evening of unforgettable entertainment.
A seasoned performer, Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music historian. He has performed with the musical- comedy trio, Three On A String, throughout the United States and Canada for 35 plus years. He has also produced and performed music scores for ten PBS films by Ken Burns including “The Civil War, and “Baseball,” two films for The A&E network, and sixteen films for The National Park Service. His series of recordings of authentic period music has been acclaimed by historical organization and publications through America and Europe.

“I don’t believe I’ve met anyone quite like Bobby in the ability to understand the soul of American music.”
                       ~ Ken Burns—film maker
“In my opinion after years of listening, Bobby Horton has done more to preserve his kind of music— American to the core—than anyone on the scene for the last twenty years or more.”
                       ~ Shelby Foote--author and historian
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• Sat, November 8, 2014 at 7:30pm

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