The Washington Post previews Roni Stoneman

Cover for Stoneman: Pressing On: The Roni Stoneman Story. Click for larger imageThe July 24 Fairfax edition of the Washington Post features a preview of Roni Stoneman’s upcoming weekend concert, background on this legendary performer, and a nod to her recent University of Illinois Press memoir.

“Veronica Loretta ‘Roni’ Stoneman may have celebrated her 70th birthday this year, but the woman often referred to as the ‘First Lady of Banjo’ shows no signs of slowing with regard to her performing schedule or her lightning-fast three-finger picking. . . . Last year, the University of Illinois Press published Stoneman’s memoir, Pressing On: The Roni Stoneman Story. The story, told through a series of interviews with Northwestern University writing professor Ellen Wright, includes tales from a lifetime in country music, chronicles Stoneman’s problems with abusive husbands and examines her relationships with her children.

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