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Freight Train Blues


Watch Freight Train Blues on PBS

A PBS NC Production

This concert series celebrates the legacy of Piedmont folk-blues innovator Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten. Born in 1893 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Cotten is best known for compositions “Freight Train” and “Shake Sugaree,” which have been covered by the likes of Joan Baez, Doc Watson, the Grateful Dead and Taj Mahal. Today a new generation of Southern roots musicians carry on her legacy.

The series features performances by Amythyst Kiah, The Hamiltones, Alexa Rose, Harvey Dalton Arnold, and Johnny Ray Daniels. 


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