08 March 2020

Pretty good for a girl

The BIB marks International Women's Day with a reminder of Murphy Hicks Henry's ground-breaking book Pretty good for a girl: women in bluegrass, published by the University of Illinois Press in 2013. At over 500 pages, it may need updating eventually but is otherwise unlikely to be superseded in the foreseeable future, and is strongly recommended.

Bear in mind that this is not just a history of women in bluegrass - it's a history of the whole of bluegrass, as seen through the experiences of the women who took part in it. It includes, therefore, a great deal of information on the men in bluegrass and their careers, seen in a new perspective. Pretty good for a girl is available from the publishers in paperback at $29.95 and as an e-book at $14.95.

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At 11:07 am, Blogger William D said...

Richard - just to say thank you for all the work you do to keep us informed on all matters bluegrass. Much appreciated :)


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