Come All Ye Tenderhearted

Ginny Hawker and Kay Justice

Come All Ye Tenderhearted

Release date: January 1, 1993


Stream and download from Bandcamp

Kay Justice performed mountain ballads, bluegrass, gospel, and shape note hymns. Ginny Hawker sang early bluegrass, gospel songs, and the unaccompanied hymns of the Primitive Baptist Church. In 1986, at the Augusta Heritage Workshops in Elkins, West Virginia, they Justice and Hawker their musical talents. Perhaps best known today for their tribute to the Carter Family, “Come All Ye Tenderhearted” is an early collaboration between a powerful duo.


"Hawker and Justice may not be as well known as Emmylou Harris, but like that country stalwart, their mellow voices are simultaneously temperate and striking. Their singing is free of twang but full of bittersweet inflections, which highlight the enduring beauty of these old-fashioned songs.” - CMJ New Music Report
“Combine great singing, timeless material, mature musicianship, inspired arrangements, judicious engineering and mixing, and a soulful edge, and this is what you get.” - Goldenseal Magazine