I have learned that The Sons of Liberty, Joshua, Daniel and Noah, have made a new CD, which is great news for fans of authentic early American (fiddle) music.
If you have been reading my blog, you are familiar with the two posts I have written about these very talented and dedicated young men:
- The Sons of Liberty – Three Inspiring Young Men
- Celebrating Early American Musical Traditions – The Sons Of Liberty.
These three brothers are on a mission to keep 18th century music alive by playing it. With a background in classical violin, they began re-enacting and playing music of the 18th century in an authentic style in 2014 in state and national parks throughout the Northeast. They play music of the 18th century filled with beautiful melodies, from lively jigs and reels to enchanting and regal marches and laments.
Yesterday afternoon, out of the blue, I received a very nice email from the brothers thanking me for the review I posted on Townsends, the distributor of their first CD. In their email, they mentioned that they had just made a new CD. I am assuming it is about to be released as I was unable to find it online, but you can be assured as soon as I have the opportunity to listen to it, I will review it here on FFOF.
I believe in what The Sons of Liberty are doing. In today’s chaotic and rapidly-changing world, we seem to be losing touch with our history, an accurate knowledge of our humble beginnings, and appreciation for how our forefathers struggled and suffered to create this great experiment known as the United States of America. Loss of this “spirit” will not bode well for the future of this great country. The Sons of Liberty’s desire to accurately and authentically recreate the music of this period is just a piece of the puzzle we need to keep our historic foundation intact and solid as we move forward into the future. Their music tells a part of the story that is America.
“You can’t build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you’re going to have a strong superstructure.” ~Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008)
I wish, and I encourage, The Sons of Liberty, to create a website to spread this piece of the American historic puzzle. While I know it would bring them popularity, perhaps something they may not want, it would be a way to spread their music and this part of our history to those who want it and to those who need it.