JormaKaukonen.com; ChrisHillman.comJefferson Airplane guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and founding Byrds bassist Chris Hillman are among the many stars featured on Divided & United, a compilation of songs from the Civil War era. The two-CD, 32-track set, which is due out this fall, also boasts performances from a wide variety of artists from the worlds of country, folk and bluegrass, including Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, T Bone Burnett, Taj Mahal and Ricky Skaggs.
Kaukonen delivers a rendition of "The Mermaid Song," while Hillman performs a version of the Stephen Foster-penned standard "Hard *****." Listeners can get a preview of Divided & United by visiting RollingStone.com, where Lynn's performance of "Take Your Gun and Go, John" is now streaming.
The album was put together to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
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