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Come and Sing for Me: The Music of Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard

When: Sun., March 6, 7 p.m. 2016

COME AND SING FOR ME: THE MUSIC OF HAZEL DICKENS & ALICE GERRARD

In the sixties and seventies, Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard—old-time aficionados with perfectly simpatico voices—busted a genre's gender barriers. Operating as Hazel & Alice, the two became pioneers, countering Monroe's "Blue Grass Boys" by limiting men to supporting roles. They made excellent records, their tones connecting in humble, entreating harmony over rollicking banjo and bouncing bass. Dickens passed in 2011, but Gerrard still lives in Durham, where she made 2014's wonderful, Grammy-nominated Follow the Music. In this male-less tribute, a coterie of some of the Triangle's very best roots-aligned women—Skylar Gudasz, Tres Chicas, Jeanne Jolly, Loamlands' Kym Register, Mandolin Orange's Emily Frantz, Des Ark's Aimée Argote, and a dozen others—interpret the work of Gerrard and Dickens. In fitting fashion, proceeds go to Girls Rock NC, the long-standing nonprofit that welcomes young women to the world of making music. (Disclosure: INDY Associate Editor Allison Hussey and contributor Dan Schram are coproducing the event without pay.) —Grayson Haver Currin

HAW RIVER BALLROOM, SAXAPAHAW 7 p.m., $17–$20, www.hawriverballroom.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

Price: $17-$20

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