New Album Commemorates Battle of Franklin

1861 projectSierra Hull, Bobby Bare, Jason Ringenberg, Kim Richey and Ron Block are among the musicians and artists who appear on the third and final installment of The 1861 Project, a series of albums about the Civil War.

The 1861 Project, Volume 3: Franklin commemorates the battle south of Nashville that was one of the Civil War’s most brutal conflicts and one of the final blows to the Confederate army. Cohesion Arts, the creative artists’ collective behind the project, is releasing it to coincide with the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Franklin in November 2014.

Producer Thomm Jutz recorded the series at his studio near Nashville. Also appearing on the album are drummer Lynn Williams, multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses, bassist Mark Fain, and West Coast country stalwart Herb Pederson.

The 1861 Project, Volume 3: Franklin follows the 2011’s Volume 1: From Farmers To Foot Soldiers, and 2012’s Volume 2: From The Famine To The Front, chronicling the Irish immigrant experience during the war.

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