You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard


You Gave Me A Song offers an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. The film follows eighty-four year old Gerrard over several years, weaving together verité footage of living room rehearsals, recording sessions, songwriting, archival work, and performances with archival film and photos and rare audio recordings. Much of the film is told in Alice’s voice and via interviews with musical collaborators and family members who share the story of Alice and others chasing that high lonesome sound.

Our project is s fiscally sponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), a 501(C)3 non-profit.  Contributions to the project are tax deductible and can be made here via SDF.

Do you have stories, photos, films to share about Alice and her musical journey? Want to host a fundraiser? Get in touch: info(AT)  /

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