The Moore County Historical Society will present a program entitled “Confederate Music of the Civil War” at the Masonic Lodge in Lynchburg on Sunday June 8 at 2:00 pm. The program will be given by Lisa Meyer. Lisa Meyer is a member of the Kate Litton Hickman Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy . She has recorded a CD of Southern songs and rare gems from the Civil War Period. The CD Voices Hushed and Still took over a year to research and record. She is originally from Harrisonburg, Virginia, and now resides outside of Nashville. She had eight years in vocal training and a degree in theater and the performing arts. She has performed professionally and also has recorded demos and jingles. She chairperson for the Music of the Confederacy for the state of Tennessee. Her Song list includes familiar and obscure pieces including The Homespun Dress (female version of Bonnie Blue Flag), Old Folks at Home/Oh Shenandoah, Somebody’s Darling, Long Long Ago, The Rebel Soldier, Slumber On Baby Dear (a lullaby of a mother’s hope for her baby), Richmond is a Hard Road to Travel, Cruel War/Johnny’s Gone for a Soldier, Pray Maiden Pray! (Confederate prayer song for the Southern woman) I’m Going Home to Dixie/Dixie’s Land, Home Sweet Home, and When upon the Field of Glory (an answer to the North’s When this Cruel War is Over).
Photo layout for Voices Hushed and Still was shot on location at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, TN. In 2009 the Southern Heritage Music Association awarded her the female vocalist of the year for this project. In 2010 she was awarded the Judah P Benjamin Merit Award by Military Order of Stars and Bars for the CD’s contribution to preserving our Southern heritage. Two selections from the CD are in the documentary film “Hunter’s Raid: The Battle For Lynchburg” She will give a lecture presentation about the CD playing a portion of each song with historical information on each selection. For more information about meeting, contact Betty Robertson at 931-759-7763, email firstname.lastname@example.org or George Stone at email@example.com or by phone at 931-581-2621 .