Mary Lee Sweet: Retired media specialist, elementary school teacher. Percussion (bodhran, rhythm bones, tamborine, limber toy, jawbone). Click here to visit a discussion group for Florida storytellers, sponsored by Mary Lee Sweet of Backintyme.
Frank W. Sweet: Historian, retired computer scientist. Banjo, guitar.
Backintyme makes history come alive. We don period dress to perform stories and songs of the 19th century. Each performance piece consists of an anecdote drawn from historical research, interwoven with a related song of the time. The stories tell what folks did and thought back then -- their acts and ideas. They form the source of our knowledge of the past. The songs reveal what they felt -- their emotions. They weave the fabric of our understanding.
Backintyme portrays living history at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, and at reenactments and schools throughout Florida. We also publish a series of history booklets that are sold in museum, historic site, and state park gift shops in Florida.
Click here to get a printable/downloadable press kit.
Click below to download mp3 music files from our shows:
|Angel Band||Angelina Baker||The Church in the Wildwood||Darling Nelly Gray|
|Gold Watch and Chain||Just Before the Battle, Mother||Bury Me Beneath the Willow||Camptown Races|
|The Glendy Burk||Golden Slippers||Grandfather's Clock||Home Sweet Home|
|Lorena||When You and I Were Young, Maggie||Nelly Was a Lady||Oh! Susanna|
|Rose of Alabama||We Are Coming Father Abram||Weeping Sad and Lonely||Wildwood Flower|
|Other Backintyme sites:||Essays on the U.S. Color Line||Armed Citizens and the Law|
|Backintyme Performances||YouTube Channel||--|
Palm Coast, Florida