Bobby Horton

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Bobby Horton (born November 10, 1950 in Birmingham) is a bluegrass musician, music historian, songwriter and arranger, best known for his extensive discography of Civil War-era music and his long-time collaboration with documentarian Ken Burns.

Horton is a member of Three on a String, which performs frequently in the Birmingham area, and has recorded and released fourteen volumes of Civil War songs on his own label. He is best known for providing period music for documentaries created by Ken Burns, including "Mark Twain," "Lewis & Clark," "Baseball," "The Civil War," "Thomas Jefferson," "Frank Lloyd Wright", "Horatio's Drive" and "The National Parks: America's Best Idea". Horton has also provided music for sixteen National Park Service films and has performed educational songs for the "Lyrical Learning" series.

Horton and his wife Lynda reside in Vestavia Hills. They have two grown children, Jonathan and Rachel.

Discography

  • Horton, Bobby (1985) Homespun Songs of the C.S.A., Volume 1. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1985) Homespun Songs of the C.S.A., Volume 2. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1987) Homespun Songs of the C.S.A., Volume 3. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1987) Homespun Songs of the Union Army, Volume 1. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1988) Homespun Songs of the C.S.A., Volume 4. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1989) Homespun Songs of the Christmas Season. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1990) Homespun Songs of the Union Army, Volume 2. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1990) Homespun Songs of Faith 1861-1865, Volume 1. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1991) Homespun Songs of the Union Army, Volume 3. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (1993) Homespun Songs of the C.S.A., Volume 5. Bobby Horton Music
  • Eldon, Doug and Bobby Horton (1996) Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1: Bacteria to Birds. Lyrical Learning
  • Eldon, Doug and Bobby Horton (1996) Lyrical Life Science, Volume 2: Mammals, Ecology and Biomes. Lyrical Learning
  • Horton, Bobby (1997) Homespun Songs of Vicksburg. Bobby Horton Music
  • Eldon, Doug and Bobby Horton (1998) Lyrical Life Science, Volume 3: The Human Body. Lyrical Learning
  • Horton, Bobby (1999) Homespun Songs of the Union Army, Volume 4. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (2001) Homespun Songs of the C.S.A., Volume 6. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (2001) Lewis & Clark: Songs of the Journey. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (2002) Homespun Songs of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (2003) Homespun Songs of Faith 1861-1865, Volume 2. Bobby Horton Music
  • Eldon, Doug and Bobby Horton (2003) Lyrical Earth Science, Volume 1: Geology. Lyrical Learning
  • Horton, Bobby (2007) Homespun Songs of the Patriots in the American Revolution. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (2008) Homespun Songs of the Apostle Islands. Bobby Horton Music
  • Horton, Bobby (2009) Homespun Songs of Stephen Foster. Bobby Horton Music

References

  • Huebner, Michael (January 25, 2009) "Bobby Horton, Alabama Symphony to explore Charles Ives' eclectic world." Birmingham News
  • Colurso, Mary (September 27, 2009) "Birmingham's Bobby Horton has provided music for Ken Burns' documentaries for about 20 years." Birmingham News

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