Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass (Music in American Life)

By: Henry, Murphy Hicks

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The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, "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 later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.

Title: Pretty Good for a Girl: Women in Bluegrass (Music in American Life)

Author Name: Henry, Murphy Hicks

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of Illinois Press:

ISBN Number: 0252032861

ISBN Number 13: 9780252032868

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0252032861Z2

Description: 0252032861 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!