You Gave Me a Song: Celebrating the Music of Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard

  • Dates: September 28, 2019
  • Venue: Red Hat Amphitheater
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 500 S. McDowell St., Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 5-5:50pm
  • Admission: TBA


“The duo of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard literally changed the DNA of bluegrass music, opening opportunities for women to see themselves in the leading role of bands, as songwriters singing about their lives, and as tradition bearers who needed a connection to this music that spoke for them,” said artist Cathy Fink, bandleader for "You Gave Me a Song": Celebrating the Music of Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard. Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris are among those calling Hazel & Alice a major influence. In recent years, Gerrard earned her first-ever Grammy Award at the age of 80 while Hazel & Alice were inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame. This one-time special tribute features multiple generations of women whose music has been influenced by this powerful duo: Alice Gerrard herself will be front and center; Laurie Lewis, Marcy Marxer and Cathy Fink have worked and sung with Gerrard for many years; Tatinana Hargreaves & Allison de Groot are influencing a brand new generation of Alice & Hazel fans along with their own powerful take on old-time and bluegrass; Eliza Meyer at 16 shows that this influence continues to permeate and grow. The band is filled out by Justin Hiltner on banjo and Jon Weisberger on bass.