Ginger Boatwright speaks

Bluegrass singer and songwriter Ginger Boatwright may have been born in Mississippi, but she’s been an Alabama gal most of her life. She had an active life in bluegrass, performing with Red, White & Blue (Grass) in the 1970s, and later with her own group, The Bushwhackers, and The Doug Dillard Band.

Recently Jerry W. Henry from the Alabama Music Office traveled to Boatwright’s home in Palmetto, AL and recorded this 20 minute video. The Office exists to promote and preserve Alabama music and musicians, and they’ve done us all a great service in collecting this set of remembrances.

Ginger clearly retains her legendary good humor, as you can see in this interview. It’s a lovely reflection of the bluegrass community from 40 years ago. Don’t miss her story about Liberace being a big bluegrass fan!


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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.