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Genres You Will Love
Folk: Traditional Folk Moods: Type: Acoustic Folk: Minstrel Folk: String Band Spiritual: Hymns

By Location
United States - Iowa


Bob Welch

Bob performs songs of the Civil War period, singing and accompanying himself on guitar and banjo and combines storytelling and history with the music. The songs of the 1860's literally bring history to musical life.
Bob and his original song, "The Ballad of Jennie Wade" were honored in the "Song of the Year" songwriting competition and featured in the national magazine, "The Gettysburg Companion."
In March 2009, Bob visited 26 schools in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin with the Songs of the Civil War program sponsored by the Dubuque Arts Councils Artist in Residence Series. The Dubuque Arts Council sponsored the program in schools again in 2011. Bob performs over 75 "Songs of The Civil War" programs annually for schools, Civil War reenactment events, libraries, historical societies and senior living communities.

"With these songs one can feel the “spirit of the Civil War” and an amazing connection Bob Welch has with the Civil War. If reincarnation is a fact, then Welch experienced all of the war, for his songs are filled with a reality of the times.” Ken Allers Jr. Author of “The History Buffs Guide to Gettysburg” and “The Fog of Gettysburg: The Myths and Mysteries of the Battle.