Friday, April 4, 2014

An Evening of Civil War Music with Steve Ball

Announcing our first fundraising event for the Ida McKinley Tiara Fund

"An Evening of Civil War Music with Steve Ball" will be held on Thursday June 5 at 7:00 PM at the Museum. The concert will feature authentic Civil War music performed as it sounded in the 1860's, on a true period-correct Civil War era guitar.In addition to a performance, Mr. Ball will display his collection of pre-Civil War guitars and original sheet music.  

Pre-sale tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Mr. Ball is graciously donating his time and talent for this event and will donate 50% of his CD sales that evening to the fundraising efforts as well. 

Steve Ball is a musician and historian from Columbus, Ohio. He started both playing the guitar and studying the American Civil War at the age of twelve. Over the years, Steve developed an interest in older styles of American music, and has performed in Folk groups, Bluegrass and Country bands, Square dance bands, and even a Western trio. 

His interest in Civil War music was generated by tunes he learned while in the Western trio, and eventually he built a repertoire of songs from the 19th century, both before and during the Civil War period of 1861 to 1865. His interest in the history of the war led to learning about the composers, and the events that led to many of the songs of the period being written and composed. As his knowledge grew, he developed a presentation that explains both why the tunes were written, and what was going on in the war at the time. The songs are presented in a somewhat chronological order, and Steve tells the story of each song, and keeps listeners informed of the progress of the war at the same time. 

Call 330-455-7043 for pre-sale tickets!

Remember, you can also make a donation to the Ida McKinley Tiara Fund online on our website!

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