SAN DIEGO, Calif. Panther Primitives has selected the Heritage music CD "The Musical History Tour" as a feature item in its 2011 Christmas catalog.
The band Heritage, which performs songs and dance tunes of the early American frontier, released the music CD in September.
Panther Primitives brings the past to life by supplying historical reproduction tents and supplies for historical reenactors and collectors.
"Panther's selection of our CD for its catalog is a gratifying endorsement of the effort we put into the recording," said Chuck "Strummer" Preble, the band's guitarist and lead singer. "This CD makes a great stocking stuffer, not only for the historical reenactor or history buff on your Christmas list, but for anyone who enjoys old-time music."
The album features folk songs and sea chanteys from the 18th and early 19th centuries, including Rosin the Bow, The Gum Tree Canoe, Shenandoah, Golden Vanity, and Wayfaring Stranger, as well as fiddle and minstrel tunes of that era, such as St. Anne's Reel, Old French, Leather Britches, Cuffy, Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow, Damon's Winder, Yellow Barber and Grasshopper Sittin’ on a Sweet Potato Vine.
The Panther Christmas catalog is available for download online. The CD is item #3001-226-1.
In addition, the Heritage CD is now available from the Frontier Silks/Lost Trails Trading Post in Alpine, California. Frontier Silks provides high-quality clothing and apparel, from the mountain man era to the classic cowboy era, to reenactors as well as TV and movie production companies.
Other retail outlets include:
New Expression Music in San Diego
CD Baby (CD and MP3 format)
Amazon.com (MP3 format only)
The trio of musicians and reenactors has been playing together since 1999 and appears regularly at mountain man rendezvous and historical encampments of the American colonial and fur trade eras, and similar events. The group also performs at schools, museums, wooden boat shows and private events, and appears regularly at the Blacksmith Shop in Old Town San Diego.
The musicians include Larry "Friar" Edwards, fiddle and vocals; Chuck "Strummer" Preble, guitar, banjo, mandolin, flute, whistle and vocals; and Mike "Hat Man" Robinson, percussion and vocals.
For more information about the band, its performances and its CD, visit the Heritage website at http://www.larryedwards.com/heritage/
And Facebook: Heritage Band Page