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Beautiful not pretty: Hazel Dickens remembered

I have my mom to thank for introducing me to the music of Hazel Dickens. When I was a kid, we owned two albums by Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, recorded in the 1970’s for Rounder Records. Hazel and Alice ...
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Snowshoes and Song Circles

It’s early March 2010, and I’m driving up Highway 35, a few hours north of Toronto. I’m on my way to teach at the Haliburton Winter Folk Camp. The snow is starting to melt away, but there’s still a bit ...