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Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard - Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes 1965-1969

Beloved bluegrass trailblazers Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard are revered as pioneers of the form who challenged the norm at a time when bluegrass remained largely in the purview of men. Nowhere is this more clear than on a set of newly unearthed recordings, Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes, 1965-1969, which invite us to witness the creative process of these towering figures — just two voices and a handful of instruments working out arrangements at home. Sourced from Alice's private archive, these 19 tracks showcase the duo at the height of their collaborative energy. Sing Me Back Home spans the classic country of The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers, and Jimmie Rodgers; contemporary hits of the 1960s penned by Dolly Parton and Merle Haggard; and barn-burning traditional standards that blur the line between old-time and early bluegrass.