It’s been a while since we gave you a playlist, and what better reason than to celebrate Women’s History Month. Recently we’ve featured pieces on the likes of Americana stalwarts like Kimmie Rhodes and Mary Gauthier as well as hot new talents like Jealous of the Birds.

This playlist covers generations of feisty females and firebrand performers, who not only performed but changed perceptions. We’ve got civil rights challenging anthems from Nina Simone, the birth of modern country from The Carter Family and everything in between from Mahalia Jackson to a brand new track from Laura Marling.

Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed compiling.