In February of 2021, PineCone and the Raleigh chapter of The Handsome Ladies partnered to present a panel discussion about Women in Bluegrass. Moderated by PineCone’s Jamie Katz Court, panelists included Nancy Cardwell, Executive Director of the IBMA Foundation and a musician herself; fiddler Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw, who plays fiddle and sings with Hank, Pattie, and The Current, in addition to teaching; Jessie Lang, a freshman at Belmont University studying commercial music, with guitar as her primary instrument; Leslie Brown, bass player and songwriter for Dewey & Leslie Brown and The Carolina Gentlemen; and award winning songwriter Lynda Dawson of Kickin’ Grass and Lynda & Pattie. Award winning bassist Missy Raines also attended and shared her perspective.