The 2nd South Carolina String Band plays the songs and music that moved the American people of the early and mi-eighteen hundreds. They play the music that was in the hearts and minds and on the tongues of the citizen-soldiers that made up the ranks of the armies of the North and the South as they marched off to take part in the cataclysmic struggle that was to become the defining event of our nation’s history. They play it on instruments of the era and in an authentic manner and style that carries the listener back to simpler times. They play with a verve and excitement that infects even the most reserved listener with their own enjoyment and brings back to vibrant life the tumultuous energy of the American experience during the War Between the States. To experience the 2nd South Carolina String Band is, for a moment, to reach out and touch the past.
Old Joe ~ Gum Tree Canoe ~ Darling Nelly Gray ~ Flowers of Edinburg Welcome Here Again ~ Old Dog Tray ~ Dissolution Wagon ~ Ashokan Farewell ~ Riding the Raid ~ My Lodgings on the Cold, Cold Ground ~ Stonewall Jackson’s Way ~ German Waltz (Heaven’s Gate Waltz) ~ College Hornpipe-Rakes of Mallow ~ I Goes to Fight Mit Sigel ~ Patri’s Waltz ~ Maryland my Maryland-Carry Me back to Old Virginny ~ The Wearing of the Grey ~ Home Sweet Home.