Diggin’: Etta Baker’s “Carolina Breakdown”

inNewson January 23, 2014


Listen: Carolina Breakdown

Etta Baker has been playing guitar since she was three, and it’s obvious.  Carolina Breakdown is one of her best.  Maybe it’s because I can’t listen to it without tapping my feet.  Maybe it’s because the melody gets stuck in my head all day.  Or maybe I’m a bit partial to anything with “Carolina” in the title.  I first took a listen to Carolina Breakdown after a woman from France expressed interest in Etta for her blues website.  I listened and haven’t stopped tapping my feet since.  Although I’m the newbie around here, I’m hoping to become more familiar with Etta and her story.




  • Lucy Duffy

    Etta is my favorite MM artist. She was a lovely lady as well as talented. I loved and will always remember visiting her with Timmy. She adored Tim.

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