Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass

by Murphy Hicks Henry
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CLEARANCE PRICED! Documents the lives of 70+ women whose vibrant contributions to bluegrass have been, largely, overlooked. Organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, and continues with Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent and others. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass's history: Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, Roni and Donna Stoneman; as well as family bands like the Lewises and Whites; and later pathbreakers such as Laurie Lewis, The Buffalo Gals, more. Filled with anecdotal gems. 475 pp.   More Details...

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Documents the lives of 70+ women whose vibrant contributions to bluegrass have been, largely, overlooked. Organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, and continues with Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent and others. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass's history: Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, Roni and Donna Stoneman; as well as family bands like the Lewises and Whites; and later pathbreakers such as Laurie Lewis, The Buffalo Gals, more. Filled with anecdotal gems. 475 pp.