Alice Gerrard

Alice Gerrard is a singer and songwriter who has performed and advocated for old-time and bluegrass music for over fifty years. She plays old-time fiddle, banjo, and guitar. Her recordings with Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and 70s influenced a generation of women musicians, from Laurie Lewis to the Judds. Her most recent recording, Follow the Music, was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY in the folk category. She is founder of the Old-Time Herald, the magazine dedicated to old-time music, and makes her home in Durham, North Carolina.*

One Morning in May

When I started my first semester at Antioch College in 1953, I saw people sitting around under trees playing guitars and singing—and having fun! I knew this was for me. My mother was a musician, but when I was growing…