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Freight Train Blues Concert Series

Carrboro Town Commons
301 W Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Dates: May 3, 2024 - June 21, 2024
every week on Friday until June 22, 2024
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Price: FREE

Join us 6:30-8:30 pm on May 3rd – June 21st, 2024 for eight FREE Friday evening concerts featuring incredible roots musicians steeped in the diverse traditions of the Carolina Piedmont! Freight Train Blues celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 Inductee, Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro, NC. Some of her best-known compositions, like the now-standard “Freight Train” and “Shake Sugaree,” have been canonized into the repertoires of American popular culture, with the latter interpreted by Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal. Her enduring legacy was featured in a 2022 piece from Good Morning America, who said she was “a master storyteller.”