Alice Gerrard

Title

Alice Gerrard

Subject

Music--Instruction and study.
Antioch College.
College campuses.
Washington (D.C.)
Music--Social aspects.
Music--Performance.
Women bluegrass musicians.
Old-time music.
African Americans--Southern States.
Civil rights movements--United States
Integration
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Musical instruments.
Bluegrass music.
Bluegrass musicians
Communities in music
Folk music.
Folk songs.
Music festivals.
Musical groups.
Musical performance
Records.
Sound recordings.
Sound--Recording and reproducing
Sex discrimination against women
Music audiences
Music fans.
Music business
Music--Economic aspects.

Description

Alice Gerrard discusses her childhood and early exposure to music. She talks about her introduction to the bluegrass and folk music scene at Antioch College and in Washington, D.C. Gerrard talks about how she began performing as a duo with Hazel Dickens. She talks about their early shows and recordings. She talks about the other musicians who accompanied them on certain recordings, their inspiration for songwriting, and the labels they recorded for. She talks about the development of the Old Time Herald, a magazine for the old time music community. Gerrard discusses her experiences as a woman in a male-dominated field. Gerrard discusses the similarities and differences between bluegrass and old time music and the differences between the older generation's traditionalists and the younger musicians' experimentation.

Format

video

Identifier

2017oh201_ibmm025

Interviewer

Penny Parsons

Interviewee

Alice Gerrard

Interview Keyword

Dickens, Hazel (Artist)
Hazel Dickens (Artist)
Foster, Jeremy (Artist)
Jeremy Foster (Artist)
Anne Romaine
Romaine, Anne
Songwriting
Songwriters
Seeger, Mike (Artist)
Mike Seeger (Artist)
Tom, Brad, and Alice (Artist)
Old Time Herald (Magazine)
Women musicians
Childhood
Families.
Old time music
National Endowment for the Arts.
Documentary films.

Files

gerrard_Still024.jpg


Citation

“Alice Gerrard,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed May 24, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/18.