Freight Train Blues Music Series Honoring Piedmont Blues Woman Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotton Celebrates 4th Year. Music Maker Relief Foundation partners with the Carrboro Recreation & Parks Dept to have the Freight Train Blues Music Series held at Carrboro Town Commons (Farmer’s Market). This summer beginning on May 18th, the four-part series will feature two performances on Fridays at 6:30pm. The music series, which highlights blues and roots music, celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend, Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro. Cotten’s style was unique and highly regarded by many famous musicians. In 1984, Elizabeth Cotten won a GRAMMY award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording. The outdoor performances are all free. Food trucks and beer from a local Brewery will be on hand for sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No alcohol is allowed to be brought to the concerts. Performance Schedule: May 18 – Cool John Ferguson and Pee Wee Hayes, May 25 – Ernie Vincent and Guitar Lightnin’ Lee, June 1 – Eastern Carolina Gospel Jubilee – Glorifying Vines, Albert Harrison, James Barrett, June 8 – Harvey Dalton Arnold and AJ Ghent.
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