T & T Tunes

This weeks band of the week here at T & T Tunes is “The 1861 Project”.

As America observes the sesquicentennial of The American Civil War, that historic conflict still resonates today with lessons that can be expressed in the language, stories and songs of the present. Inspired by their shared passion for American history and their love for their adopted home in the American south, musical colleagues Thomm Jutz, Peter Cronin and Paul Schatzkin have collaborated to create The 1861 Project, a one-of-a-kind collection of songs that imagine the lives of the real people who lived through and fought the American Civil War.

With A-list guitarist/producer/songwriter Jutz (Nanci Griffith, Mary Gauthier) at the helm, the acoustic, roots-based, Americana sound of The 1861 Project comes brilliantly to life with the help of songwriting and creative direction from Cronin, executive production from Schatzkin, and stirring performances from some of Nashville’s finest singers and songwriters, including country legend John Anderson, Grand Ole Opry star Marty Stuart, Americana stalwart Dana Cooper, rising Bluegrass star Chris Jones, and a host of others. Under Jutz’ direction, these distinctive artists have collaborated to create a musical collection that not only explores this historically rich era, but also seeks out the wisdom and warnings latent in countless Civil War stories.

You MUST here this music! For those who look to learn a little more or just enjoy music folk and bluegrass, The 1861 Project has everything you are looking for. Make sure to visit their website, which is posted below, or click on the photo at the top of the page for The 1861 Project to learn more and listen to some very talented artists at work!

The 1861 Project Website

The 1861 Project Facebook

The 1861 Project on Youtube

The 1861 Project on ReverbNation

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