Hard Times-Songs of the Civil War
Bittersweet and Briers plays American and Celtic folk music. We discovered many of the songs of the Civil War came from those sources, so we felt quite at home making this album. The liner notes have been carefully researched to provide information about each selection. Songs on the album reflect the attitudes (some strong) of both the North and the South. These are some of the songs often requested when the band plays for Civil War reenactment events. The album is dedicated to the memory of those ancestors of the band who were veterans of both the North and the South. Bittersweet and Briers consists of Sherri Bonham, guitar and vocals; Carolyn Moses, hammered dulcimer; Roger Wright, guitar and vocals; Julie Hughes, Irish whistle, mandolin and mountain dulcimer; David Moses, bodhran and spoons.