Alice Gerrard

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Date(s) - 03/03/2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Historic Earle Theatre and Old-Time Music Heritage Hall

Admission : $8

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“Influential Women in Old-Time Music”

Alice Gerrard is a singer, songwriter who has performed and advocated for old-time and bluegrass music for over 50 years. She plays fiddle, banjo and guitar and her recordings with Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and ‘70s influenced a generation of women musicians from Laurie Lewis to the Judds. She has recorded with Tommy Jarrell, Mike Seeger, Enoch Rutherford, Matokie Slaughter, the Strange Creek Singers, Otis Burris, Tom Sauber and Brad Leftwich, among others. Gerrard was the Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2009. Gerrard co-directed the 1983 short documentary “Sprout Wings and Fly,” about Tommy Jarrell. She founded the “Old-Time Herald” magazine in 1987 and acted as editor-in-chief from its founding until 2003. She has been awarded a Distinguished Achievement Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association, a Virginia Arts Commission Award, North Carolina Folklore Society’s Tommy Jarrell Award. In 2017, she was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association Hall of Fame. Admission is $8 per person.

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