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Blue & Grey Book Shoppe
111 N Main
Independence, MO 64050


CDs and tapes available at Blue & Grey Book Shoppe

The Free Staters play fun, fast-paced, popular music from 1850s America. The greatest musical melting pot in our history was brewed from Irish jigs, English ballads, Italian mandolin orchestras and the new American popular music by such composers as Stephen Foster, Daniel Emmett and Thomas Daddy Rice, all overlaid with the unique syncopation of African rhythms. Period instruments are featured in their performances from original sheet music or nineteenth century folk sources.

For much of their musical careers, Cathy Barton, Dave Para and Bob Dyer have been fascinated with the folklore, the legends, and the music of the area. For a generation now they have been scouring the backroads of all parts of Missouri gathering and learning from a wide variety of traditional and grassroots artists. They have devoted much of their time to preserving and performing traditional music ranging in subjects from the Civil War to the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. They show amazing versatility with a program that ranges from old tunes to newly crafted historical ballads by composers such as Bob Dyer.

Johnny Whistletrigger, Rebel In the Woods, and Crazy Quilt are available on both cassette tape and CD. Living on the River and Songteller available only on CD.

Cassette tapes are $10.00 and CDs sell for $18.00 each. Please add $3.00 shipping.


T-Shirts Available at Blue & Grey Book Shoppe

Please call for availability before ordering
Available in a variety of sizes. Small, Medium, Large and Xtra-Large are $14.95 each. XX is $16.95, XXX $17.95 and XXXX are Special order. Please add $4.00 shipping per shirt.


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