The 97th Regimental String Band recreates an actual string band of the Civil War era singing a wide variety of traditional American songs in authentic "living history" style. These are popular songs of the 19th century - the old-time musical heritage that became today's bluegrass, folk and country-western music that is still a familiar part of Americana. Singing and playing just as they would have 130 years ago, the band's rich vocal harmonies are accompanied by guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, harmonica, bass fiddle, bones and tambourine. Audio CD. 45 minutes.