Civil War history comes to life in Bobby Horton songs

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Courtesy of Bobby Horton

Musical performer Bobby Horton will bring songs of the Civil War to Revolution Mill in Greensboro on March 26.


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What: Bobby Horton: Songs and Stories of the Civil War

When: 8 p.m. March 26

Where: Revolution Mill, 1200 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro

Admission: $25 at http://www.triadacousticstage.com or $30 at the door

Information: http://bobbyhorton.com or http://www.triadacousticstage.com

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Posted: Monday, March 23, 2015 5:00 am

By Eddie Huffman / Special to Go Triad

Bobby Horton, who tells stories and sing songs from the Civil War, grew up in an era when war stories were everywhere.

“I’m 64,” he said, speaking by phone recently from his home in Birmingham, Ala. “When I was a kid, my dad, all his brothers, all my mother’s brothers, baseball and football coaches, grammar school band director — they were all World War II veterans. So I grew up hearing war stories and asking people about it, and watching every movie about World War II.”

More: http://www.news-record.com/go_triad...cle_5a69a49a-ce39-11e4-852b-ffce0e8b6258.html
 

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My first introduction to Civil War folk music was a couple of Bobby Horton cassette tapes (Homespun Songs of the C.S.A. and Homespun Songs of the Union Army, IIRC). He got me hooked.
 

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Bobby is a very talented entertainer who has a wealth of knowledge pertaining to the music of the Civil War and a wit and personality to make his audiences feel as though they have known him for years. He has been performing with a group called Three on a String for probably forty years and hearing and seeing him perform is a very enjoyable way to pass an evening.
 

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