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In the meantime, read on to find out more
about my life in music beyond bluegrass and folk!
Stephanie P. Ledgin draws on 40+ years immersed
in diverse genres, from folk to rock,
from bluegrass to Broadway.
Her music coverage started in the 60s:
the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane,
Peter, Paul and Mary, Lovin' Spoonful, Donovan,
Brewer & Shipley, Eric Burdon & the Animals, others.
She sat in the bleachers at Shea Stadium
in New York City, August 23, 1966,
inhaling the music of the Beatles.
As a high school reporter,
she interviewed the original Fleetwood Mac,
Joe Cocker, Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre,
Country Joe MacDonald.
During her college years, the music continued:
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Moody Blues,
the Rolling Stones, Elton John,
the Dillards, the Kinks, YES,
New Riders of the Purple Sage.
Post-college, her first major gig as a journalist
was assistant editor of
Pickin’, The Magazine of Bluegrass
& Old-Time Country Music.
Since then, her insightful interviews
have endeared her to fans and artists alike,
among them, Doc Watson, Del McCoury,
Alison Krauss, Michael Doucet,
John Hartford, Sierra Hull, Janis Ian,
Mountain Heart, New Grass Revival, John Herald,
Tom Paxton, Missy Raines, Joshua Bell,
Eddie & Martha Adcock,
Peter Rowan, Ralph Stanley,
Wilma Lee Cooper, Earl Scruggs.
She was a long-time regular contributor to Sing Out!, Acoustic Guitar, and Bluegrass Unlimited.
Releasing three books within six years, she has received a wide variety of kudos and international awards.
Her expansive professional accomplishments were acknowledged in 2007 with the
Charlie Lamb Career Award for Excellence
in Country Music Journalism.