Burnside Album Details

Gerrard, Alice, Bittersweet

Folk and bluegrass music icon Alice Gerrard will release her new solo album, Bittersweet, produced by Laurie Lewis. Bittersweet is Alice Gerrard's first solo album in 10 years, and a step in a new direction for her: all the songs are originals. With songs inspired by her years of friendship with key American roots musicians like Tommy Jarrell and Elizabeth Cotten, and songs from her life well-lived in rural North Carolina, Alice Gerrard's new album touches on many of the American musical traditions that have inspired her throughout her career. First with the seminal duo Alice Gerrard & Hazel Dickens, and then through many other inspirational collaborations, Alice Gerrard has been at the forefront of American roots music for over 40 years and an inspirational figure to multiple generations of musicians.