Songs From The Civil War…

Here’s something a little different.

Divided and United, out from ATO Records on November 5, is a collection of thirty-two Civil War–era compositions performed by contemporary country and bluegrass musicians who span generations—from Ralph Stanley and Dolly Parton to Jamey Johnson and Shovels & Rope. Encompassing everything from anthems to dirges, Union and Confederate, the album makes the case that while many years have passed since the war’s end, the songs of the era are as resonant as ever.

Click here to listen to whole album.

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  • Anna

    I never had heard the song “Beautiful Dreamer” from E.B. White’s “The Trumpet of the Swan” – but there it is on this album! And it’s lovely, so I’m glad I finally got to hear it! Also, “Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel” is on a CD we have by the 2nd South Carolina String Band – but it’s “Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel” and has altogether different lyrics. Interesting.