Want to Go?
The 97th Regimental String Band and David Norris, sponsored by FOOTMAD
WHERE: Culture Center Theater
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday
TICKETS: Adults $20, seniors $15, students $10, children free
INFO: Call 304-415-3668 or visit www.footmad.org
NOTE: FOOTMAD also sponsors a Civil War military ball from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday at Columbia Gas Transmission Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave. S.E. Suggested donation $5.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The 97th Regimental String Band had it roots 30 years ago around campfires during Civil War re-enactments.
"Sitting around the campfire, we eventually ran out of lies to swap about each other and started singing songs," said Rick Moock, a founding member.
They had a lot of material to choose from. They decided to perform it period style, in three-part harmonies, interacting a lot with their audiences.