Hello everyone and welcome to my profile.
My name is Paul Herring. I have been doing Civil War living History for 25 years. I am a founding member of the Liberty Hall Fifes and Drums based in Hampton Roads Virginia.
I also play the Minstrel banjo! I have uploaded one tune that we recorded on the fly at my house. I am playing the banjo, my son Levi is playing the tambo , de bones and back up vocals and Steven Flibotte is on vocals. Levi and Steven are both 17 years old. I think it is pretty cool they take to the old minstrel tunes!
We have a couple more tunes that we recorded the same day. I will try to upload them later.
Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.
Due to a complaint I have decided to remove the tune I posted this morning. If you would like to hear the tune I will be happy to e-mail it to anyone in mp3 format.
I have replaced it with a more PC version of Gwine Ober De Mountain.
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I didn't mean to insult you. To me, it's not so much a matter of "watering down history" as it it "proper context."
At an authentic-minded event, for serious living historians, who understand what we are trying to do, is the proper place for un-censored lyrics and skits.
Tunes just posted on the 'net can be so easily mis-understood and mis-interpreted. The n-word is a very, very sensitive topic, and should be.
Welcome to the group, I'm looking forward to playing with you and Levi again. Will you be at the Mariners' Museum in March?
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