Ancient Voices #30


Elizabeth Cotten

4 comments:

estiv said...

Beautiful face, beautiful soul. I spent part of last year learning to play Freight Train.

markxus25 said...

A great southpaw, upside down fingerpicker, very influential to the folk pickers back in the day. Housekeeper for the Seeger family, who recorded her and popularized her songs. She did well during the Great Folk Music Scare of the 60's, and was comfortable in her later years. Lived to be 92. Hope she can hear old Number 9 as it goes rolling by.

Sock MonKey 1 said...

Going to school inChapel Hill in the mid-60's and having the opportunity to see Ms. Cotten live on several occasions was a great blessing.

dlwilson26 said...

That sure looks like Sun Ra!