Click/tap the CD cover to learn more about The Slackjaw Bros. "Almost Live" CD.
The Slackjaw Bros. are us, Brother Tom and Brother Ray,
who aren't brothers by birth, but friends and musicians who collaborate
musically to revive songs of past eras, such as the American Civil War,
pioneer days, and the Old West.
Long time students of American history, we are among the original members
of Terry's Texas Rangers, a Civil War re-enacting group that was formed
nearly 30 years ago and is still active today. You can often find us
on the battlefields or in camps at local re-enactment events, portraying
soldiers or speaking with the public about the soldiers we portray.
In 2009 we recorded our first CD, "Almost
Live," performing songs from the 1700s to 1800s. These traditional
American tunes, arranged and performed by us, express our enthusiasm
for the material in a fresh and vibrant way.
We hope you will enjoy perusing the pages at this site and will have
a glimpse at our joy in sharing our interpretation of classic American
music with the public.