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Music Maker Presents: Freight Train Blues 2020 (livestream edition)
June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 19, 2020
PERFORMANCES BY MANDOLIN ORANGE, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, PHIL COOK, LIGHTNIN’ WELLS, AND THOMAS RHYANT’S SAM COOKE REVUE
Music Maker Relief Foundation, Carrboro Tourism Development Authority, Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Dept., and 97.9 The Hill WCHL will present a livestream version of our annual Freight Train Blues Music Series!
Freight Train Blues celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro, N.C. Cotten’s style was unique and highly regarded by many musicians. Some of her best known compositions, like “Freight Train” and “Shake Sugaree,” have been canonized into the repertoires of American popular culture. Her enduring legacy was featured earlier this year in a piece from Good Morning America, who said she was “a master storyteller.”
More info: FreightTrainBlues.com