Bobby Horton

Multi-instrumentalist, historian and storyteller


I don't belive I've met anyone quite like Bobby in the ability to understand the soul of American music.

Ken Burns, film maker

We were completely enthralled with Bobby Horton - he and his wife Lynda are absolutely charming, a pleasure to work with and just really nice people. The school shows went really well, and the public performance was fantastic. He may be your best all-around artist! Thanks for sending us the good ones.

Lucy Bowman, Grundy VA Arts Council

Unfailingly entertaining and unself-consciously informative...all the wit and joy, pathos and fatalism of the Civil War soldier and his times."

A & E Network's Civil War Journal

Horton’s passion and high spirits bring us close to what must have been the voice of an army.

American Heritage Magazine

My opinion after years of listening, Bobby Horton has done more to preserve his kind of music—American to the core—than anyone on the scene for the last twenty years or more.

Shelby Foote, author and historian

His work has always been commended for its quality, humanity, and authenticity.

Southern Living Magazine

You did a great job during your recent visit. Your ability to inform and simultaneously entertain is unique. We appreciate you immensely.

Jack Hawkins, Jr., PhD., Chancellor, Troy State University System

Bobby Horton proves to be the premier artist of Civil War music.

Blue and Gray Magazine

Bobby Horton is unfailingly entertaining and unself-consciously informative. If you want to understand Johnny Reb and Billy Yank, you can read a dozen books, or spend an hour listening to Bobby Horton.

William C. Davis—author and historian, A&E Network’s Civil War Journal

In the close knit world of Civil War buffs, Horton’s reputation as a historian eclipses even his reputation as a musician. He is the undisputed expert on music of the period.

American Enterprise Magazine

You fit right in at our historic Opera House with our general audience patrons. You warmed all our hearts.

Sandra K. Comley - Big Wills Arts Council