Today’s edition of Nashville’s home town newspaper, The Tennessean, offers up a great profile of the multi-talented Thomm Jutz, the man mostly responsible for seeing The 1861 Project from idea to CD. Tennessean staff writer Peter Cooper writes:
If you want to know anything about the American Civil War, you should probably listen to the German guy.
“War swaths over people like a wave, and no matter what, you’re going to be involved,” says Thomm Jutz, the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist behind a new, multi-artist album called The 1861 Project: Volume 1, From Farmers to Foot Soldiers.
“You can’t get away from war, even if you aren’t behind the political reasons behind the war. For me, there’s some kind of connection between growing up in Germany after the second World War and being here, now, in the South. In some ways, they are both defeated cultures.”
Read the whole article here.