Music on the Porch: Alice Gerrard & Friends, Monday, November 4 at 5:30 pm
Over a career spanning 40-plus years, Alice Gerrard has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions. Alice’s two solo albums, Pieces of My Heart and Calling Me Home, were released on the Copper Creek label in 1995 and 2004 to critical acclaim in Billboard, Bluegrass Unlimited, New Country, and other publications.
These recordings showcase Alice’s compelling, eclectic songwriting; her powerful, hard-edged vocals; and her instrumental mastery on rhythm guitar, banjo, and old-time fiddle. Alice is also famous for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and 1970s. The duo produced four classic LPs (recently reissued by Rounder) and influenced scores of women singers who followed them.
Gerrard will perform with Chris Brashear of Perfect Strangers and Cliff Hale of the Rye Mountain Boys. More information about the musicians is available here.