Music Maker Freight Train Blues
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Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 13-June 10, 2022 for five FREE Friday night concerts featuring incredible root musicians steeped in the diverse traditions of the Carolina foothills!
Freight Train Blues celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmontese blues legend Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro, North Carolina. Some of his best-known compositions, like the now-standard “Freight Train” and “Shake Sugaree,” have been canonized in American popular culture repertoires, the latter being performed by Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal. Her lasting legacy was featured earlier this year in an article by Good Morning America, which said she was “a master storyteller”.
Freight Train Blues honors Elizabeth Cotten’s contributions to American roots music by highlighting the cultural significance, diversity and vitality of her North Carolina community and her connections to artists across the country.
Sponsored by the City of Carrboro Department of Cultural Resources, Recreation and Parks, the Carrboro Tourism and Development Authority, the Music Maker Foundation, WUNC 91.5FM and the Judy Weinstock Real Estate Team.
May 13 – Harvey Dalton Arnold and Hermon Hitson
May 20 – Sacred Soul of North Carolina Revue feat. The Glorifying Vines Sisters, James Barrett and the Golden Jubilees, Bishop Albert Harrison and the Gospel Tones, The Johnsonaires and a Tribute to the Weaver Gospel Singers
May 27 – Les Branchettes and Hard Drive
June 3 – Larry Bellorin & Joe Troop and La Banda de los Guanajuatenses
June 10 – Music Maker Blues Revue feat. Gail Caesar, Tad Walters and Lil’ Jimmy Reed