Alice Gerrard - North Carolina Folk Festival
Origin:
North Carolina
Genre:
Songs of Hope and Justice

Alice Gerrard

Performing on Friday during the Songs of Hope and Justice Program.

Alice Gerrard is a legendary singer, songwriter, and documentarian — both a creator and keeper of the folk flame.  She founded and was editor-in-chief of The Old Time Herald from 1987 to 2000.Well known for her work with “Hazel and Alice” — her duo with Hazel Dickens, Alice has collaborated with musicians from Mike Seeger to Mike Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. Her song “Calling Me Home” has recently been covered by both Kathy Mattea and Rhiannon Giddens. The Alice Gerrard Collection (1954–2000) is located in the Southern Folklife Collection of the Wilson Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.