Country http://nwpr.org en Increasing Visibility of Female American Roots Musicians http://nwpr.org/post/increasing-visibility-female-american-roots-musicians <p>PORTLAND - Quick, think of any famous female musicians in the American roots genre. Sure, today there&#39;s Allison Krauss and Gillian Welch. But for the most part, history remembers a lot of men in old-time country, blues and folk music... names like Lead Belly, Muddy Waters or Doc Watson.</p><p>Not a lot of women in American roots music are getting their due. That&#39;s according to a folklorist from near Seattle. She and her husband have made it their mission to change that. The Library of Congress has taken notice. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:15:00 +0000 Tom Banse 1993 at http://nwpr.org Increasing Visibility of Female American Roots Musicians