Posted by Gumbograss on Sunday, August 1, 2010
I had the opportunity to play Civil War period music, as part of a trio, at a reenactor's wedding, this weekend. It was a blast. We drove up to Washington, AR on Friday. The wedding was Saturday. I played banjo and sang harmonies, my friend Chuck played guitar and provided the lead vocals, and my friend Bob played fiddle and sang harmonies. We were scheduled to play the wedding and reception, but we also threw in a free show at the rehearsal dinner. In addition to the music, we entertained at the reception with period correct skits. Chuck did a comical phrenology show and taught some people to play the limberjacks, Bob did a comical magic act, and I did a comical harmonica "concert." The bride and groom, their wedding party, and some of the guests were all in period dress, as were we. Everyone had a blast, and I'm seriously hooked on 1850's music.
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