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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Hazel Dickens, American Legend, Feminist Folk Singer, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fixture

R.I.P. Hazel Dickens, American Legend, Feminist Folk Singer, and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Fixture

Hazel Dickens, a bluegrass singer who played every Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival since the free event began in 2001, died today at age 75.Described by the Washington Post as "a living legend of American music," Dickens used her 50-year career to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist R.I.P. Hazel Dickens, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Stalwart

R.I.P. Hazel Dickens, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Stalwart

God dammit. The fabulous Hazel Dickens is gone. San Francisco loved, even hero-worshipped this mean guitar-picker of an old lady, especially for her performances at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festivals. We heard she was friends with the extremely rich…
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Music, Bluegrass Philanthropy

Bluegrass Philanthropy

Most of us think we're livin' large when we head to Amoeba and blow 50 bucks on a short stack of sweet jams. But when Warren Hellman, arguably the world's richest bluegrass fanatic and amateur clawhammer banjo player, pulls out…
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