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Band to perform at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace

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By Robert Villanueva

Privates by Choice, a band made up of Kentucky musicians, performs at 11 am. and 1 p.m. Saturday at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville.

The free concert, which is at the park’s visitor center patio, offers original musical scores by the band that will highlight the labors of the nation during the Civil War, according to a news release from the park.

Privates by Choice perform a selection of newly composed acoustic/folk songs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the war.

Except for one member who is from Missouri, the ensemble’s writers and musicians all have Kentucky roots.

The band has credits and recordings from public radio station programs, according to the release.

Guitar, mandolin, violin, hammered dulcimer, cello, mountain dulcimer, bass and some light percussion in various combinations are featured instruments.

Visitors should bring a blanket or lawn chair.

For more information, call the park at 270-358-3137 or go to www.nps.gov/abli.