PBS special premieres tonight

Just a reminder – Nashvile Public Television is airing Civil War Songs and Stories tonight.

Our Tennessee Civil War 150 series, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the start of the Civil War, continues this month with Civil War Songs and Stories. Featuring modern interpretive performance from artists including Crystal Gayle, William Lee Golden, Les Kerr and others, this documentary explores the powerful impact of music during the Civil War era. The program covers a broad range of musical expression including slave spirituals, songs of patriotism, valor and victory, death and defeat, sorry and suffering. At the heart of this presentation are the stories of the people who reflect the reality of the emotional messages these songs tell. It premieres Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. and will be rebroadcast Friday, May 27 at 7:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Death and defeat, sorrow and suffering. How can you not watch? I’m not clear on whether Bo will be seen or only heard, but if you live in the area check it out. Then come right back here and tell us all about it.