Sound--Recording and reproducing
Women bluegrass musicians.
Hazel Dickens talks about her family life, her early involvement with music, and her family members' musical abilities. She talks about when she began writing her own music, her lack of confidence in expressing herself, and how she overcame her fear of expressing things that were seen as "undesirable" or pushing boundaries. Dickens talks about how she met Alice Gerrard, how they came to play music together, and describes their experience of recording their first record. She discusses the impact of the atmosphere of cultural exchange fostered by the Southern Folk Festival tour on her own worldview about African Americans, the labor movement, and her naivety about the world. She talks about how she became involved with the film "Harlan County, USA," her work on the soundtrack, and the difficult process of writing a song for the end of the film. She discusses her friendships with Alyse Taubman and Ken Irwin.
Gerrard, Alice (Artist)
Alice Gerrard (Artist)
Southern Folk Festival
Harlan County, USA (Documentary and soundtrack)
Seeger, Mike (Artist)
Mike Seeger (Artist)
Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining
Coal miners--Labor unions
“Hazel Dickens,” Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, accessed May 24, 2019, https://nunncenter.net/bluegrass/items/show/22.