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"Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass" - Murphy Hicks Henry

The Filson Historical Society

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Louisville, KY

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Pretty Good for a Girl - Member Ended Free $0.00
Pretty Good for a Girl - Non-Member Ended $5.00 $1.27

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The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass music, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked. Accessibly written and organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass’s history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; family bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and many others.

Murphy Hicks Henry is a professional banjo player, teacher, and writer living in Virginia. She founded the Women in Bluegrass newsletter and has written regularly for Bluegrass Unlimited and Banjo Newsletter. She is also the co-creator of The Murphy Method, a series of instructional videos on playing the banjo and other bluegrass instruments.

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The Filson Historical Society
1310 South Third St
Louisville, KY 40208

Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


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