Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass (Music in by Murphy Hicks Henry

By Murphy Hicks Henry

The first booklet committed solely to girls in bluegrass, Pretty strong for a Girl files the lives of greater than seventy ladies whose brilliant contributions to the advance of bluegrass were, for the main half, ignored. Accessibly written and arranged through decade, the e-book starts off with Sally Ann Forrester, who performed accordion and sang with invoice Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and keeps into the current with artists equivalent to Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from vast interviews, famous banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry supplies voice to ladies performers and innovators all through bluegrass's historical past, together with such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman; kin bands together with the Lewises, Whites, and McLains; and later pathbreaking performers reminiscent of the Buffalo Gals and different all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and lots of others.

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