"They may have chosen to pursue the apparent simplicity of old-time music, but make no mistake, Tom, Brad and Alice are not only soulful, but highly skilled musicians."

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Alice Gerrard



Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 40 years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music.

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Alice is particularly known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and ’70s. The duo produced four classic LPs (recently reissued by Rounder on CD) and influenced scores of young women singers — even The Judds acknowledge Hazel and Alice as an important early inspiration.

Her solo albums have been critically acclaimed in Billboard, Bluegrass Unlimited, New Country, and other publications and showcase Alice’s many talents: her compelling, eclectic songwriting; her powerful, hard-edged vocals; and her instrumental mastery on rhythm guitar and banjo.

Alice has appeared on more than 20 recordings—with many traditional musicians such as Tommy Jarrell, Enoch Rutherford, Otis Burris, and Matokie Slaughter; she has also recorded with Tom Sauber and Brad Leftwich as Tom, Brad & Alice, with the Harmony Sisters, and with the Herald Angels. As an expert with in-depth knowledge of mountain music, she has produced or written liner notes for a dozen more. She also co-produced and appeared in two documentary films.

A tireless advocate of traditional music, Alice has won numerous honors, including an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Distinguished Achievement Award, a Virginia Arts Commission Award, the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Tommy Jarrell Award, and an Indy Award.

In 1987 Alice founded the Old-Time Music Group, a non-profit organization that oversees publication of The Old-Time Herald. Alice served as editor-in-chief of The Old-Time Herald from 1987 till 2003.

Alice has 4 solo CDs: Pieces of My Heart, Calling Me Home, Bittersweet, her recent release of all original material produced by Laurie Lewis, and her just released—Grammy nominated— Follow the Music produced by MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. These as well as her other  CDs are available on this website.

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Alice Gerrard

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