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  • Andersonville (Dave Alvin) Cover from 1 27 2023 FNL VOM

    Posted by Kitman on January 28, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Andersonville Prison was a confederate prison in the Civil War. It was designed to hold 4,000 prisoners and ended up with almost three times as many. Conditions at the prison were horrific. Prisoners were severely emaciated or suffered from scurvy as a consequence of vitamin C deficiency due to a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet. The poor diets and resulting scurvy was likely a major cause of the camp’s high mortality rate (around 29%), as well as dysentery and typhoid fever. Andersonville is regarded as the worst American prison in history. Dave Alvin wrote this song after finding he had a relative that died in Andersonville prison.

    https://youtu.be/7WQi0PoABJI

    Marquita replied 1 year, 4 months ago 10 Members · 21 Replies
  • 21 Replies
  • JoeT

    Member
    January 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Awesome job Kitman, that was perfect, I always enjoy your contributions. Thanks

    • Kitman

      Member
      January 28, 2023 at 8:50 pm

      Thanks very much @JoeT for watching the post as well as your feedback, support and encouragement. I appreciate it!

  • Marty73

    Member
    January 28, 2023 at 5:47 pm

    Now that was a nice cover @Kitman Truly enjoyed it. 😊😊😊😊😎

    • Kitman

      Member
      January 28, 2023 at 8:53 pm

      Thank you for your feedback and support @Marty69 ! I appreciate your feedback and comments very much.

  • Philb

    Member
    January 28, 2023 at 9:55 pm

    Great job on a powerful song! Excellent!

    • Kitman

      Member
      January 29, 2023 at 6:53 am

      Thank you at @Philb for listening as well as your feedback and encouragement. I really appreciate it.

  • Bill_Brown

    Member
    January 29, 2023 at 6:47 am

    That was a spectacular performance @Kitman 👏👏👏 Loved the guitar work and the vocals🤩🎸 Everything sounded polished with a spit-shine😎 Excellent stuff!

    • Kitman

      Member
      January 29, 2023 at 6:54 am

      Thanks very much @Bill_Brown for watching as well as your feedback and encouragement. I really appreciate it!

  • bugmeist

    Member
    January 29, 2023 at 6:59 am

    An amazingly powerful song and your rendition really touched me. I’m not sure what the original is like (probably polished up a lot in studio) but your live version is special. And sometimes history related in song is more impactful than from a book.

    • Kitman

      Member
      January 29, 2023 at 7:08 am

      Thanks very much @bugmeist for taking the time to view the post and for your kind words of support and encouragement. I truly appreciate it!

  • Truckin-On

    Member
    January 30, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    Nothing better than a song that tells a story. Well done!

    • Kitman

      Member
      January 30, 2023 at 7:06 pm

      Thanks very much @Truckin-On for watching the post and for your feedback. I appreciate it.

  • Mike-F

    Member
    January 31, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    I live in Leslie GA, about 10 miles from Andersonville. This may be the first time I’ve heard this song. It’s one I’d like to learn.

    You did it justice.

    • Kitman

      Member
      February 1, 2023 at 6:09 am

      Hi @Mike-F and thank you for watching the post as well as for your feedback and encouragement. Have you visited the Andersonville Prison? I understand it is an historical site that has been preserved for all to learn about it. The song is a good one for sure. It is on Dave Alvin’s Blue Blvd album. I will send you a link to the chord sheet in an email message. Happy playing!

      • Mike-F

        Member
        February 1, 2023 at 10:42 am

        I’ve been there several times. It’s a National historic site and park. I know all the stories and history of Andersonville. If you’re interested in Civil War history, Andersonville holds a dark place in that history. Starvation, disease and cruelty were the norm there. As with all good stories there is a tale of triumph too.

        I’m just getting started with my guitar journey but I’ve decided I need to learn that song. Hopefully I can give it the same touch you have and express the emotion of it as well as you have. Someday I will go to Andersonville and play it for the ghosts.

      • Kitman

        Member
        February 1, 2023 at 2:54 pm

        That would be a very special performance to play the song at Andersonville @Mike-F .

  • Marquita

    Member
    January 31, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    Kitman, this is amazing! I love how you have continually improved over time – it shows determination! If I was a guy, this is definitely a song I’d want on my set list…Thanks for sharing it!

    • Kitman

      Member
      February 1, 2023 at 5:59 am

      Thanks very much @Marquita fir viewing the post as well as for your feedback, support and encouragement! Thanks also for noting the progress in my playing. My theme this 90 days is to focus on note accuracy and tone quality. Although I still have a bobble or two I can hear the difference. Hope you are doing well!

      • Marquita

        Member
        February 1, 2023 at 4:25 pm

        Kitman, Your humility touches me. Realize that your ‘Bobble” is better than most players view their perfection. But it’s no reason to stop reaching for “Better”.

        Hope to hear you again soon!

  • albert_d

    Member
    February 1, 2023 at 8:46 am

    I love historically based songs. This is a heartfelt and honest one and you performed it well. Thank you for sharing. Today 2/1 is the day Texas seceded from the Union. What a sad state of affairs was 1861.

    • Kitman

      Member
      February 1, 2023 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks @albert_d for watching the post and for your feedback and encouragement. I also like historically based songs as they always tell a good story. Yes, 1861 marks a tumultuous time in Americas history.

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