Alice Gerrard is a legend in roots music. Her 40-plus year music career began at Antioch College where her exposure to folk music and, after graduating, she moved to Washington D.C. She then pivoted her piano training into mastering the banjo and guitar and became part of the thriving folk and bluegrass scene.
Her careers includes collaborations with Hazel Dickens, her former husband Mike Seeger, The Harmony Sisters, filmmaker Les Blank, traditional fiddler and banjo player Tommy Jarrell, banjo player Matokie Slaughter, and others.
On Sept. 30th, 2014 on Tompkins Square will release Gerrard’s new album ‘Follow The Music.” The album is produced by M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and features members of Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun. ‘Follow The Music ” is the follow-up to 2013’s Kickstarter-funded “Bittersweet.”
On this, the occasion of her 80th birthday, please enjoy “Boll Weevil” from ‘Follow The Music. ”