A Special FunFest Event:
A Civil War Evening with Bobby Horton – Songs & Stories from the Civil War!
Monday, July 15th, 2019. 7pm Showtime! at the Kingsport Renaissance Center Theatre. 1200 E. Center St. Kingsport, TN
We welcome BOBBY HORTON! Music historian, Multi-instrument performer, composer and storyteller, especially the music of the Civil War era. Purchase your FunFest admission ticket for only $5 at the FunFest Headquarters inside the Kingsport Chamber. For more information contact Wayne Strong: 423-323-2306.
Bobby Horton’s “Songs and Stories from the Civil War” will transport the audience into the most turbulent time in America’s history. Dressed as a 19th century performer, Horton uses period instruments to explore the stories of both North and South through the music they loved. Bobby has composed and sung for 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 very soul of American music.” –Ken Burns, filmmaker
In 1984, Horton was asked to produce the score for a feature film set in 1863 in Southern Indiana. While researching music from the mid 19th century, he uncovered literally thousands of tunes from that period. Combining his passion for music and Civil War history, he began recording what has now become fourteen volumes of authentic Civil War tunes in his home studio, playing all of the period era instruments and singing all the parts himself. This series is sold around the world and has led to a career in film scoring and live presents of these songs with the stories that accompany them. Bobby Horton is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities of music from the Civil War period.