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Sounds So Sweet, March 10, 2021: Women in Jug Band Music

Women have been an important part of Jug Band Music since Sara Martin in 1924. In honor of Women’s History Month, we'll take a look at the history of Jug Band Music and the importance of women's contributions from Sara Martin to Rhiannon Giddens. Pictured is an illustration of Lizzie Douglas (1897-1973), also known as "Memphis Minnie," who has been described as the most popular female country blues singer of all time. She transcended both gender and genre. Her recording career reached from the 1920s heyday of country blues guitar to cutting early electric sides in 1950s Chicago studios. Show host Wayne, a founding member of the California Jug Band Associaton and a member of its Board of Directors, has been hosting "Sounds So Sweet" at KDRT since 2007.

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