Freight Train Blues

This concert series features Southern roots acts honoring blues legend Elizabeth Cotten.

This concert series celebrates the legacy of Piedmont folk-blues innovator Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten. Born in 1893 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Cotten is best known for compositions “Freight Train” and “Shake Sugaree,” which have been covered by the likes of Joan Baez, Doc Watson, the Grateful Dead and Taj Mahal. Today a new generation of Southern roots musicians carry on her legacy.

Freight Train Blues is a local public television program presented by PBS NC.