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The Project

Magnolia Project embarked on a new musical adventure in 2019. Inspired by the legacy of bluegrass music and oral tradition, Meg and Sarah began a multi-media endeavor with the goal of continuing that tradition with a modern-day twist. The endeavor includes interviewing Southern women, and writing songs based on those interviews. The interviews are recorded and filmed, and the resulting songs are meant to serve as a link between past and present. Meg and Sarah hope to add a new dimension to the story telling so essential to bluegrass music. They hope to do this by highlighting the stories passed down by women in Southern families, creating a space for these to be heard, recorded, and added to the bluegrass lexicon of myth and legend in musical form. By writing and performing these new songs as a queer couple, Meg and Sarah hope to further expand the dialogue to question the role and function of gender within bluegrass tradition. 

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Magnolia Project is eager to share these new songs and videos with you. Stay tuned as they emerge over the course of 2019!