Jan Dale will be presenting a special tribute show to Hazel Dickens on Southern Style on 3rd May 2011.
Hazel Dickens, a folk singer and bluegrass musician who advocated for coal miners, has recently died at age 75. Dickens died Friday morning at a Washington hospice of complications from pneumonia.
Dickens, a vocalist and double-bassist, became a fixture in the bluegrass circuit in the 1960s and 1970s with her musical partner, Alice Gerrard. The duo performed as Hazel & Alice and released several albums, emerging as some of the earliest prominent women in bluegrass and paving the way for other female folk singers.
Southern Style can also be streamed to your computer, so you might like to also catch Jan’s special in the archives of the PBS website.
Southern Style with Jan Dale – PBS FM 106.7
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm or online at www.pbsfm.org.au.