Saturday, June 06, 2015

Ronnie Gilbert, R. I. P.

NYTimes.com: Ronnie Gilbert, whose crystalline, bold contralto provided distaff ballast for the Weavers, the seminal quartet that helped propel folk music to wide popularity and establish its power as an agent of social change, died on Saturday in Mill Valley, Calif. She was 88.  

Hat tip to Steve Stilwell.

3 comments:

Jerry House said...

Always a favorite.

Todd Mason said...

Don't know how I missed this, even given how little I've been looking at "news" feeds this weekend into today. Thanks, folks.

The Weavers...the NY Philharmonic, the Ellington Orchestra, the Beatles of folk music. And all the rest of her work...

Cap'n Bob said...

Wasn't that a time?