While Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em spreads country music joy, we bring you this music-rich episode on women who have rocked the ole time country music scene. Rene Rodgers and Toni Doman (Birthplace of Country Music Museum) give us a taste of women musicians from Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, to Rhiannon Giddens, Cathy Fink, and Amythyst Kiah.  


Later in the show: Virginia Folklife mentor artist Elizabeth LaPrelle is keeping the centuries old tradition of Appalachian ballad singing alive. Plus: Nationally renowned guitar and ukulele maker Jayne Henderson describes the art and joy of crafting these prized instruments.

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Rene Rodgers and Toni Doman (Birthplace of Country Music Museum)

While Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em spreads country music joy, we bring you this music-rich episode on women who have rocked the ole time country music scene. Rene Rodgers and Toni Doman give us a taste of women musicians from Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn, to Rhiannon Giddens, Cathy Fink, and Amythyst Kiah. 

28 mins

Appalachian Ballads

Elizabeth LaPrelle

Virginia Folklife mentor artist Elizabeth LaPrelle is keeping the centuries old tradition of Appalachian ballad singing alive.

11 mins

The Lady Luthier

Jayne Henderson

Nationally renowned guitar and ukulele maker Jayne Henderson describes the art and joy of crafting these prized instruments.

13 mins

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