Kate Davis

The previous five posts I’ve made have been about women musicians who fit into the broadly defined category of folk music (if you include old time music, bluegrass and country). Today I’m switching genres to jazz singers. I love the great ladies of jazz such as Ella, Sara, Billy and…

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Sarah Jarosz

Sarah Jarosz is another extremely talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has played with Aoife O’Donovan who I featured in my previous post. As with many artists, it is difficult to peg her into a genre. I think that’s a good thing. She might be labeled bluegrass, old-time, folk or…

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Kristin Lems

It’s unlikely you’ve heard of Kristin Lems. She has been a folk musician since the 1970s or earlier. She also has a Ph.D. in English as a Second Language. She and I both were on the University of Illinois campus in Champaign/Urbana in the 1970s. I was working on my doctorate part…

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Peggy Seeger

I’ve avoided starting a series featuring women musicians until now because I felt it somehow sexist. There are many musicians I enjoy. The fact that some of them are female should be irrelevant. But I’ve now changed my mind and have decided to try living in the real world. Although…

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