Women in Music – Folk and Traditional

Alix Dobkin

My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement by Alix Dobkin. 2009. Alyson Books, 300 pages.

Aunt Molly Jackson

Pistol Packin’ Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong by Shelly Romalis. 1998. University of Illinois Press, 272 pages.

Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words by Malka Marom. 2014. ECW Press, 292 pages.

Joni: The Anthology by Barney Hoskyns. 2017. Picador, 320 pages.

Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell by Katherine Monk. 2012. Greystone Books, 319 pages.

Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell by David Yaffe. 2017. Sarah Crichton Books, 430 pages.

The Songs of Joni Mitchell: Gender, Performance and Agency by Anne Karppinen. 2016. Routledge, 199 pages.

Will You Take Me As I Am: Joni Mitchell’s Blue Period by Michelle Mercer. 2009. Free Press, 256 pages.


We’ll Be in Your Mountains, We’ll Be in Your Songs: A Navajo Woman Sings by Ellen McCullough-Brabson and Marilyn Help. 2001. University of New Mexico Press, 172 pages.

Maggi Kerr Peirce

A Belfast Girl: A 1960s American folk music legend weaves stories of a girlhood on “the singing streets” of Ireland, marriage in Scotland, and arrival in America by Maggi Kerr Peirce. 2013. Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc., 176 pages.

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie: The Authorized Biography by Andrea Warner. 2018. Greystone Books, 304 pages.


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