|Thursday, Feb 26, 2009|
On Saturday, February 28, 2009, at 2:00pm CDT, a special program will take place in the Abraham Lincoln Hall at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. The program will be a concert performed by the 97th Regimental String Band. Based on the existence of an actual string band of the 97th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War, the 97th performs a wide variety of traditional American music from the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln, including such songs as âBluetail Fly,â Twenty Years Ago,â and âDixie.â
The Civil War has always been a national fascination and the 97th has been presenting its songs for over a decade, playing and singing just as they would have sounded over 140 years ago â rich vocals harmonies accompanied by guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass fiddle, bones and tambourine. The performance is free and open to the public. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City, Indiana.