That’s the way it goes with those harmony folks like Alice Gerrard. They love to sing with people. Long as I can remember, it’s always been “Alice and Somebody.” Alice Gerrard and Hazel Dickens. Alice Gerrard and Mike Seeger. Alice Gerrard and Smithsonian Recordings …
Now, after 40 years documenting, recording, and performing Bluegrass and Old Time music, Alice Gerrard is making a record all her own. It’s just Alice.
“Bittersweet” is Alice’s first recording of all-original songs. She’s in the final stages of fund-raising to press and promote the record.
To support the project on Kickstarter, Alice put together a special collection of black and white photographs of musicians, and some of their favorite recipes, including Elizabeth Cotten’s dinner rolls.
Learn more on Alice’s Kickstarter page. Meantime, please join us next month for the CD release concert of Alice’s new project, “Bittersweet.”
“Bittersweet” CD Release Concert
7 pm, Sunday May 12
by Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett inspired by THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen
Drive the winter away. When a young boy disappears on a winter’s day in the heart of Appalachia, his best friend sets out to bring him home. So begins a journey through snow and ice, leaving the everyday world behind, as a magical winter time path leads deeper into a frozen kingdom. Inspired by the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, this world premiere adventure for audiences of all ages transports the story to the highest peaks of the Blue Ridge.
From the creators of BROTHER WOLF, BEAUTIFUL STAR, BLOODY BLACKBEARD and PROVIDENCE GAP, SNOW QUEEN weaves music, magic and make believe to celebrate the courage of a brave young girl.
I think Levon would approve. Besides, it’s time to warm things up around here. We put together a super hot band for these cold January nights next weekend, and the project features some of my favorite players. Take a look.
Scott Manring (legend) guitar, banjo, and all sorts of strings