Tribute to Pioneering Women in Songwriting, Williamsburg (NY)

Tribute Concert for Women in Song-writing

Lindsay Jordan represented Country Fried Rock at the benefit concert for the Americana Music Association® at Music Hall Of Williamsburg (NY) on Wednesday, May 9.  The evening featured some of this generation’s greatest talents paying homage to the pioneering women in songwriting history, including Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Bessie Smith, Carole King, Mahalia Jackson, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and many more. 

Amy Helm, The Barr Brothers, Cassandra Jenkins, Courtney Marie Andrews, Craig Finn from The Hold Steady, Deva Mahal, Elizabeth & The Catapult, Jade Bird, Kam Franklin from The Suffers, Kanene Pipkin from The Lone Bellow, Lola Kirke, Nicki Bluhm, and Vera Sola performed.

The show was  produced by Jesse Lauter (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Hannah Gold (City Winery) and Drew Thurlow (Sony Masterworks, SVP of A&R), with music direction from Josh Kaufman (Bob Weir, The National). Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Lola Kirke from Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle.

This year’s event was made possible in part by Change The Conversation, a community coalition fighting gender inequality in the music industry.

"What a fantastic night of music!"

I'm so honored to photograph events for Country Fried Rock, like the Americana Music Association Tribute to Pioneering Women in Songwriting. I'll be attending some festivals this summer, too. Look for me at Floyd Fest!

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