Got a girl crush on: Elizabeth Cotten

I can’t stop pushing play on this. Elizabeth wrote “Freight Train” when she was a teenager in North Carolina. She was later taken in as a domestic helper by the folk music Seeger family where they encouraged her re-discovery of music and made bedroom recordings of her songs. Her musical career didn’t really start until her late 60s. It’s a fascinating story, and one worth reading up on!

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