Musician Bobby Horton used a banjo and guitar to tell the history of the Civil War during an April 13 presentation at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch of the Livingston Parish Library.
Stories and songs from the Civil War included themes such as sweethearts and families left behind, fallen comrades, the hope of going home, and the pride, bravery and patriotism of the volunteers who answered their country’s call, a news release from the library said.
“I hope that people leave with an appreciation of all we have and the people who have made it possible,” Horton said. “They (soldiers) answered a call and came to fight for their rights and their country. They paid for it, and we benefited. That has always been the case, but in this one period, there was more sacrifice than any other. This (concert) is to pay tribute to them and to celebrate how they went about it.”
Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and music historian. For more than 30 years, he has performed with the musical-comedy group Three on A String. He has also produced and performed music scores for 17 Ken Burns PBS films, including “The Civil War” and “Baseball.”