Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cool Stuff from Dana^

You are perhaps aware that 2011 begins the Sesquicentennial of the U.S Civil War. My friend -- and co-producer of The Conjurer --- Thomm Jutz has gathered an illustrious group of songwriters and artists to write and record a collection of original songs about that epic conflict.

The just completed CD is called The 1861 Project, and conveys through song how the lives of both civilians and soldiers were effected by the Civil War. Some of the other artists involved include Marty Stuart, John Anderson and Irene Kelly.

The song that I co-wrote with Thomm, entitled Greater Gentlemen, tells the story of Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox -- as it might have been witnessed by an anonymous soldier.

The track is available for your listening or downloading pleasure by following this link. In fact, you can listen to the entire CD from that page, or just visit 1861project.com. There is also a Facebook conversation about the Project that you are welcome to join.

Finally, if you live in the Houston area I want to remind you of two upcoming concerts this week. Thursday, June 23 I share a musical evening with my old friend and cohort Jack Saunders at Main Street Crossing in Tomball, TX. Friday, June 24 I perform solo at the legendary Anderson Fair in Houston, TX. See below for details and times.

Thank you,

-- Dana

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