Music Maker Announces Freight Train Blues 2017!

inNewson April 5, 2017

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FREIGHT TRAIN BLUES MUSIC SERIES HONORING PIEDMONT BLUES WOMAN ELIZABETH ‘LIBBA’ COTTON CELEBRATES 3rd YEAR IN CARRBORO WITH FREE WEEKLY CONCERTS STARTING MAY 19TH

 Carrboro, N.C., March 31, 2017 – Three years ago, Hillsborough non-profit Music Maker Relief Foundation partnered with the Carrboro Recreation & Parks Department to create the Freight Train Blues Music Series held at Carrboro Town Commons (Farmer’s Market). This summer beginning on May 19th, the four-part series will feature two performances on Fridays at 6:30pm.

This year’s series boast artists from New Orleans, Wisconsin, Atlanta and North Carolina, representing a variety of traditional musical styles.  Thanks to a generous grant from the NC Humanities Council North Carolina music scholar Dr. Will Boone, PhD will be giving scholarly introductions for each artist.

The music series, which highlights blues and roots music, celebrates the life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend, Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten, born in 1893 in Carrboro, NC. Cotten’s style was unique and highly regarded by many famous musicians. In 1984 she won a GRAMMY award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording.

The outdoor performances are all free. Food trucks and beer from a local Brewery will be on hand for sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No   alcohol is allowed to be brought in the concerts.

Performance Schedule

May 19th – Pee Wee Hayes & Delta Blues Hog

May 26th – Cool John Ferguson & The Branchettes

June 2nd – Alabama SlimErnie Vincent

June 9th – Music Maker Blues Revue feat. Albert White, Thomas Rhyant, Lil’ Joe Burton & Bubba Norwood

 

  • sleepy tom

    Is little freddie king gonna play in carborro on friday june 2?

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