Elizabeth Cotten.


Saturday 28th September 2013

Iconic American Artist

Elizabeth Cotten  File:Elizabeth Cotten.jpg


Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten was an American blues and folk musician, singer, and songwriter. A self-taught left-handed guitarist, Cotten developed her own original style. Wikipedia

Born: January 5, 1895, Carrboro, North Carolina, United States

Died: June 29, 1987, Syracuse, New York, United States

Last albumShake Sugaree

AlbumsFolksongs and Instrumentals With GuitarElizabeth Cotten Live!Shake SugareeShake Sugaree, Volume Two

Awards: Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording


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10 responses »

      • The old time southern music is a lost art. They were so very raw in their talent. Please post more. I have a CD with various old southern singers and players that I’m trying to find videos for on You Tube. I hope I find them as they’re good, too.
        Great post …

      • Again thank you very much Izzy, and yes will do some more.. trying to be a little different and promote the lesser music, and for you will do so 😉

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