A fire, a murder, a mine disaster or other tragedy was often told through music in America’s early days.
Few of the songs are polished, and often they don't "get it right," but many of them are hilarious, and they have guts and directness that make up for what they lack in finesse. And they tell what really happened. No lie. Honest.
Performed by Bill Rossiter.
From Kalispell, MT, Bill Rossiter travels throughout Northwest, presenting songs and stories from various eras of American history. He has a large repertoire of “roots music,” and has performed for western and heritage museums, arts and cultural centers, town festivals, and library series. Bill’s songs are accompanied by guitar, banjo, autoharp and harmonica.
Learn more about Bill and his presentations on the Idaho Humanities Council website.