With her singing partner, the late Hazel Dickens, Alice Gerrard helped open doors for women in the male-dominated world of bluegrass. Gerrard has also earned a place on the Mount Rushmore of old-time and roots country music, with a recording and performing career that’s brought her acclaim both here and abroad. On Thursday (Oct. 30), Gerrard will perform at Carrboro’s ArtsCenter in celebration of her latest CD, “Follow the Music.” The concert will feature Hiss Golden Messenger’s M.C. Taylor, who produced the album for San Francisco’s Tompkins Square label. The concert will feature old-time ballads, country laments and several of Gerrard’s own compositions. For information, see artscenterlive.org.