Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Elizabeth Cotten

Singer,storyteller,composer,guitarist,banjo player and Grammy Award winner Libby Cotten worked as a houskeeper for decades before beginning a performing carrer at age 67.Her many works,including the folk classic"Freight Train" have been recorded by groups as diverse as the Greatful Dead and peter Paul and Mary. This icon of folk music continued to perform until her death at age 95.

(Courtesy) Lanker, Brian (1999). I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America. New York: Stewart, Tabori and Chang. ISBN 1556709234




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1. Cyn said...

WOW



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