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Hutchins Lecture by Murphy Hicks Henry

April 3, 2014 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join us for Murphy Hicks Henry’s lecture on “Steel-String Magnolias: Women in Bluegrass.” This lecture will focus on women’s historical contributions to the development of bluegrass, which have often been overlooked in favor of male musicians and headliners.

Murphy Hicks HenryMurphy Hicks Henry is the author of Pretty Good For A Girl: Women in Bluegrass (University of Illinois Press, 2013). She wrote a monthly column titled “On the Road” for Banjo Newsletter for over twenty years before turning it over to her daughter, Casey. She is the cofounder (with her husband, Red) of the Murphy Method, a forty-plus video series offering instruction on the banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and ukulele. Henry and her husband also perform as “Red and Murphy.” They have recorded six LPs and numerous CDs featuring many of Henry’s original songs, including the feminist number “I Ain’t Domesticated Yet.”


April 3, 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Pleasants Family Assembly Room
Wilson Library, 2nd Floor
Chapel Hill, NC United States


Center for the Study of the American South
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