An abolitionist's tale

"There's no fictionalizing of the story at all," Artzner said.

The couple hoped when they put "Sword of the Spirit" together that it would find a receptive audience, but it was hard to imagine it would still be going strong a decade later. In fact, last year was one of the couple's busiest as it was the 150th anniversary of John Brown's death. This year has also seen them perform several times, and they hope to soon take the show to Kansas along with other stops on the "John Brown trail" that they have yet to hit.

"We're still trying to bring them back to life," Artzner said.

Tickets for the Old Songs show are $20. For more information, visit www.oldsongs.org/concerts.html.""

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