Alice Gerrard (born July 8, 1934) is an American bluegrass singer, banjoist, and guitar player. She performed in a duo with Hazel Dickens and as part of The Back Creek Buddies with Matokie Slaughter. Gerrard was born Seattle, Washington. Her mother was from Yakima, Washington, and her father from Wigan in England. Gerrard attended Antioch College, where she was exposed to folk music. After college, she moved to Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and became part of the thriving bluegrass scene there.[1] Gerrard was married to Jeremy Foster who died in a car accident. She had four children by him. She was later married to Mike Seeger and recorded two albums with him. The Alice Gerrard Collection (1954–2000) is located in the Southern Folklife Collection of the Wilson Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[2] She was an editor-in-chief of The Old Time Herald from 1987 to 2000.


1 Discography

1.1 Alice Gerrard 1.2 With Hazel Dickens 1.3 With Mike Seeger 1.4 Tom, Brad & Alice 1.5 With Gail Gillespie and Sharon Sandomirsky 1.6 Compilations

2 Films 3 References 4 External links

Discography[edit] Alice Gerrard[edit]

1994 - Pieces of My Heart (Copper Creek Records) 2002 - Calling Me Home: Songs of Love and Loss (Copper Creek Records) 2013 - Bittersweet (Spruce And Maple) 2014 - Follow the Music (Tompkins Square)

With Hazel Dickens[edit]

1965 - Who's That Knocking 1973 - Hazel & Alice (Rounder LP) 1973 - Won't You Come & Sing for Me 1976 - Hazel Dickens
Hazel Dickens
and Alice Gerrard (Rounder LP) 1996 - Pioneering Women of Bluegrass (Smithsonian Folkways)

With Mike Seeger[edit]

1980 - Alice Gerrard & Mike Seeger [reissued in its entirety on Bowling Green CD, 2008]

Tom, Brad & Alice[edit]

1998 - Been There Still 2000 - Holly Ding 2001 - We'll Die in the Pig Pen Fighting 2005 - Carve That Possum

With Gail Gillespie and Sharon Sandomirsky[edit]

2007 - The Road to Agate Hill: Music from Southwest Virginia and Beyond


1979 - Elizabeth Cotten, Volume 3: When I'm Gone (Folkways Records) 1997 - Close to Home: Old Time Music from Mike Seeger's Collection, 1952-1967 (Smithsonian Folkways) 2001 - There is No Eye: Music for Photographs (Smithsonian Folkways) 2002 - Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways
Smithsonian Folkways
(Smithsonian Folkways) 2002 - Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways
Smithsonian Folkways
(Smithsonian Folkways) 2005 - Classic Bluegrass Vol. 2 from Smithsonian Folkways
Smithsonian Folkways
(Smithsonian Folkways)


Hazel Dickens: It's Hard to Tell the Singer from the Song (2001). Directed by Mimi Pickering. Whitesburg, Kentucky: Appalshop. Homemade American Music Directed by Yasha Aginsky, Carrie Aginsky. Copyright: 1980.[3]


^ " Alice Gerrard Bio - Alice Gerrard Career". CMT Artists. Retrieved 30 October 2014.  ^ "Southern Folklife Collection". Retrieved 30 October 2014.  ^ "FolkStreams » Homemade American Music". Retrieved 30 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Alice Gerrard biography Alice Gerrard Collection, Southern Folklife Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gerrard Discography at Smithsonian Folkways

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