Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Concert: Songs of the Civil War Era

My lecture/concert "Songs of the Civil War Era" ended up in the news a couple times last week!

First, Daisy Alioto wrote a very nice article in The Bowdoin Orient. She starts with:

"Josephine Cameron '98 sat center stage in Kanbar Auditorium strumming her guitar and letting her melodic voice soar sweetly around the room on Tuesday. She sang "Tenting on the Old Campground," the first piece in a program of Civil War-era songs that offer insight into the popular culture of the era. The song, a song of peace sung by war-weary soldiers, Union and Confederate alike, was truncated mid-verse by the piercing shriek of the fire alarm. The audience, slow to react, could hardly conceal their disappointment as Josie's voice still echoed in the rafters."

You can read the rest of the article here (how's that for suspense?)

And then Tom Porter from Maine Public Radio did a great spot on Maine Things Considered. You can listen to the whole thing here:


Anonymous said...


Thank you for sharing this event with us. It is the next best thing to being there. Tom does a wonderful job of interpretation and you as per usual teach through singing- from your heart! Thank you for your efforts to walk us through other places and times!

Love Mom

Anna Vodicka said...

This is awesome, Josie! Great article, great commentary, great recording. I loved hearing this.

Josephine Cameron said...

Thanks Mom & Anna!