Origins

 

The Womenfolk began in 1963, toward the end of what we think of as the Folk Era. Conceived of by two music producers in Los Angeles, the group was unique in that it was comprised of five women, all of whom played instruments. Their music was not traditional folk, but primarily songs composed by them and other musicians of the time – most notably Malvina Reynolds, whose song “Little Boxes” propelled the group to national attention. Over their three and a half years of performing together, The Womenfolk recorded five albums for RCA Victor, singing in nightclubs and concert halls, on radio and television in the U.S., Canada, and England.