4-26-11: Remembering Hazel Dickens

April 26, 2011 at 8:30 am Leave a comment

Bluegrass singer and songwriter Hazel Dickens was born in West Virginia coal country, but moved to Baltimore in the 1960s and became active in the folk scene here. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1970.  That’s where she died Friday at the age of 75.

She was a bluegrass bandleader at a time when the most bands were led by men.  Ms. Dickens was known for her provocative feminist and pro-union songs, like those portrayed on her album “Working Girl Blues.”

You can learn more about her life and legacy at West Virginia’s Music Hall of Fame.


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