Solo Performances & Teaching

Alice Gerrard has performed and taught extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas. She is widely respected as a teacher of southern vocal style which emphasizes the nuances of that style and how to find your voice; old-time fiddle, emphasizing bowing styles and tunes, particularly those of Luther Davis, Tommy Jarrell, Roscoe Parish and other traditional fiddlers who taught her; and Carter Family-style guitar as well as old-time backup rhythm guitar, emphasizing the importance of rhythm, timing, chord choices, and the role of the guitar in the string-band context.

Past engagments include:

Blue Ridge Old-Time Music Week
Ozark Folk Center
Swannanoa Gathering
Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camp

Tom, Brad & Alice

Tom, Brad & Alice are Tom Sauber, Brad Leftwich, and Alice Gerrard—“musicians’ musicians,” known and respected by their peers for their skill, taste, and life-long devotion to the old-time and early bluegrass music they clearly love so well. See their website at

Past engagments include:

Festival of American Fiddle Tunes
The Focal Point
Autry Museum
Gainsborough Folk Festival
Berklee College of Music

The Herald Angels

The Herald Angels are a trio of women who play and sing traditional southern music. Besides Alice, they include Gail Gillespie of Carrboro, NC, a noted banjoist, fiddler, guitarist and singer who is currently the editor of the Old-Time Herald magazine, and West Virginia’s Kay Justice, a noted singer and guitarist who is known for her work in the mid to late 90s with Ginny Hawker.

Past engagments include:

Florida State Fiddlers Convention
Prism Coffeehouse
Washington DC Folklore Society
Pinecone Concert Series
Shepherd University

Alice Gerrard
PO Box 52353
Durham, NC 27707
Masthead photo by Katherine Meehan