2016 was a major turning point for STRAWBS. Prestigious ROLLING STONE magazine listed the band's Hero and Heroine as one of the 50 greatest prog rock albums of all time. STRAWBS headlined RoSFest (The Rites of Spring Festival) - North America's Premier International Progressive Rock Festival - in Gettysburg, the city where Abraham Lincoln made his historic address to the nation…
Elephants of Scotland was formed in 2010 in Burlington, Vermont, where they set upon the challenge of starting a progressive rock band in a place better known for jam bands and cows. EoS released their debut album Home Away from Home in the spring of 2013 which was met with positive reviews and praise from the international progressive rock community. On the strength of this album alone, they were invited to play the prestigious three-day international progressive rock festival RoSfest in Gettysburg, PA in 2014. EoS opened the Saturday line-up at RoSfest at the acclaimed Majestic Theater with a blistering 90-minute show and a standing ovation that was recorded in High Definition video and 24-bit digital multi-track audio. This was released as a live album/DVD package in the spring of 2015.
From executive producers Tony Scott and Ridley Scott comes a special about the battle that changed the course of the Civil War and the future of the Nation. "The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here." Abraham Lincoln's iconic Gettysburg Address frames this epic, feature-length History special, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Gettysburg looks at this battle from a visceral new perspective, that of the everyday soldiers who fought there, in a confrontation that changed the fate of our nation. Stripping away the romanticized veneer of past treatments, this special conveys new information and honors the sacrifice of those, both North and South, who fought and died there. Raw, immersive and emotional, this groundbreaking event puts viewers inside the three-day battle where over 50,000 men paid the ultimate price.
In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier–not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his "high-tech" command center, the War Department Telegraph Office. The telegraph was the "Internet" of the nineteenth century, and it gave Lincoln powers of command, communications, and control never before exercised by a commander-in-chief.