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Freight Train Blues

Carrboro Town Commons
301 W Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Dates: June 3, 2022
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
8TH ANNUAL FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES SERIES IS BACK AT CARRBORO TOWN COMMONS Join us 6:30-8:30 pm on May 13th-June 10th, 2022 for five 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 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 earlier this year in a piece from Good Morning America, who said she was “a master storyteller.” Music today by Joe Troop with Larry Bellorín and La Banda de los Guanajuatenses.