Cumberland Gap/Sandy River Belle

Recording Date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This has a video excerpt from the play New Salem Harmony This is the opening sequence from the play/performance piece that I was part of this fall. We're on stage at New Salem historic site, near Petersburg, IL. The play is called New Salem Harmony and consists of music (both traditional and new) combined with readings from the mid-19th century frontier Illinois, focusing on the village of New Salem. You can find out more about the play at Musicians are: Mark Mathewson (guitar, vocals) , Jan Sarnes (bass), Erich Schroeder (banjo) , Steve Staley (fiddle). Actors are: Amalia Mathewson (reading), and Ted Keylon (not shown in this clip).

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