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Hedy West

voc, bj, 1938-2005 US
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Pop and Jazz
A.k.a. Hedwig Grace West

American folksinger, songwriter, & musician. Moving north to New York City to study music & drama in 1959, she observed & took an important part in the folk-revival taking place. She used a unique three-fingered 'claw-hammer' picking technique on her guitar & banjo playing. born: April 6, 1938, Cartersville, Georgia, U.S.A. died: July 3, 2005

  • Vocals
  • Banjo
  • Guitar
  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
The Unquiet Grave on Ballads by Hedy West
Little Sadie on Ballads by Hedy West
500 Miles on Love, Hell, and Biscuits by Hedy West
The Sheffield Apprentice on Ballads by Hedy West
Pretty Saro on Pretty Saro & Other Appalachian Ballads by Hedy West
The Cruel Mother on Ballads by Hedy West
The House Carpenter on Pretty Saro & Other Appalachian Ballads by Hedy West
Little Matty Groves on Pretty Saro & Other Appalachian Ballads by Hedy West
Girl I Left in Danville on Ballads by Hedy West
Beaulampkin on Ballads by Hedy West

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
From Granmaw And MeHedy West2017Album
Hedy West Plus Hedy West Vol. 2Hedy West2012Album
Ballads And Songs From The AppalachiansHedy West2011Album
Pete Seeger's Rainbow QuestSonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mississippi John Hurt, Hedy West, Paul Caldwell2005Single
Whores, Hell, And BiscuitsHedy West1976Album
Getting Folk Out Of The CountryHedy West And Bill Clifton1975Album
BalladsHedy West1967Album
Serves 'Em FineHedy West1967Album
The New RestaurantHedy West1967Single
Pretty SaroHedy West1966Album
Old Times & Hard TimesHedy West1965Album
Volume TwoHedy West1964Album
Accompanying Herself On The 5 String BanjoHedy West1963Album
New FolksThe Greenbriar Boys, Jackie Washington, Hedy West, Dave Gude1961Album
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