Danjerus Music Productions and Tune-A-Taco Records have a new CD release, titled Hardtack & Saddlesores, a collection of newly composed acoustic/folk songs about the American civil war during this 150th four year period anniversary.
The ensemble's six writers and musicians all have Kentucky roots,except for one Missouri boy. All well seasoned musicians with credits, credentials and recordings that have graced many public radio station programs during their careers.
Instruments featured are guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion in various combinations. Contained in this collection are both vocal and instrumental selections with a 4:1 ratio of newly composed works and a handful of short traditional arrangements and performances compiling 21 tracks of music.
It doesn't contain another rendition of "Dixie" or "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", but you will hear an excellent sampling of new material with a cool taste of creativity dipped from the well of American history. Some stories have been waiting to be told, along with other fine instrumental compositions and performances that stand on their own merit.
Several of the songs are about Kentucky topics during the war such as The Orphan Brigade and Sue Mundy. We've attempted to give a fair amount of subject matter and themes to both sides of the war & the song list is in chronological order.
Below is a list of locations where the CD's may be purchased. More will be added to the list as the CD's are now being distributed.
The Lincoln Museum - Hodgenville, KY
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park - Hodgenville, KY
The Hardin County History Museum - Elizabethtown, KY
Harpers Ferry National Park Bookstore - Harpers Ferry, WV
The Oaks House Museum - Jackson, MS
The South Carolina State Museum - Columbia, SC
Sandhills Music Center - Fayetteville, NC
The Mercantile - Glendale, KY
City Center Gallery & Books - Fayetteville, NC
The Hart Co. Historical Society Museum - Munfordville, KY
Old Bardstown Village Civil War Museum of the Western Theater - Bardstown, KY
Gettysburg Museum and Gift Center - Gettysburg, PA
Kentucky Artisan Center - Berea, KY
Plan 9 Music - Richmond, VA
Plan 9 Music - Charlottesville, VA
Perryville Battlefield State Park - Perryville, KY
Lone Jack Battlefield Museum - Lone Jack, MO
West Point, Kentucky History Museum - West Point, KY
Cumberland Gap National Park - Middlesboro, KY
Mill Springs Battlefield Museum - Nancy, KY
Fort Washington National Park - Fort Washington, MD
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park - Fishers, IN