Designed, illustrated, and created by the very talented artist and musician Gina Dilg with design inspiration from 1950s superhero comics, these high quality, screen printed magnets pay homage to our folk superheroes that heavily influenced the genre today. All magnets are weatherproof and UV resistant. Magnets are approximately 4” x 3.75”
Trad Music Superheroes
Piedmont Blues guitarist and singer Etta Baker of North Carolina. Baker learned guitar from her father at age 3, but was not formally recognized for her talents until much later in her life. Known for her signature “One Dime Blues” and unique playing style.
Ola Belle Reed
North Carolina born/ Pennsylvania-based folk singer, songwriter, and banjo player Ola Belle Reed is best known for her songs “High on a Mountain”, “I’ve Endured”, and “Undone in Sorrow”.
“Mother of Folk” Jean Ritchie. Ritchie was a talented folk singer, songwriter, and Appalachian dulcimer player.
Country music icon Kitty Wells, the Queen of Country Music who paved the way for female country singers. Best known for her hit “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.
The Stanley Brothers
Famed bluegrass duo Ralph and Carter Stanley. The Stanley Brothers’ band “The Clinch Mountain Boys” were most influenced by traditional mountain music and Carter Family harmonies and performed through the 1940s-60s.
Musical legend & steamboat pilot John Hartford, whose work left an enormous mark on folk, old time, country and bluegrass music. An early pioneer of the Newgrass movement.
Kentucky Old-Time singer, banjo player, and guitarist. Holcomb was a prominent Appalachian figure known for his “high, lonesome sound” and was also a talented fiddle and harmonica player.
Known widely as the “Father of Bluegrass” and influenced heavily by Arnold Shultz, Bill Monroe was a Kentucky born mandolinist, singer, and songwriter.