STEPHANIE P. LEDGIN is an international award-winning music journalist and book author/photographer: Homegrown Music: Discovering Bluegrass; From Every Stage: Images of America’s Roots Music; Discovering Folk Music. Her work has appeared around the globe in publications, recordings, and museums. Her 50-year professional journey dates back to high school, when Sixties rock-n-roll captivated her alongside popular folk music of the day. Early interviews included the original Fleetwood Mac and Joe Cocker, while during her decades immersed in bluegrass and folk, Ledgin sat down with such legends as Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and John Hartford. A seasoned emcee and radio show host — most notably WFUV 90.7 FM, New York City — she was director of the New Jersey Folk Festival for 10 years, produced numerous concerts in New York City and New Jersey, and managed Italian guitarist Beppe Gambetta for a decade, developing from the ground up his Stateside career. Her forthcoming book, Exceptional Music: 50 Years On, is an autobiographical retrospective. Ledgin’s extensive background provides multi-faceted subject matter for panels and presentations. Her experience behind the mic brings poise and professionalism to any event.
Stephanie P. Ledgin
bluegrass, concert & festival emcee, folk, primary focus on folk & bluegrass, speaker, workshop & panel presenter/speaker, and workshop presenter