Etta Baker – Railroad Bill



Etta Baker of Morganton, NC, was born in 1913 and has played the guitar since the age of three. She was the premier female Piedmont blues guitar instrumentalist, played the guitar everyday and was constantly working on new arrangements. Etta maintained a beautiful yard and garden, and was matriarch of 108 members in her immediate family. Etta constantly worked on new arrangements, one of the results of her work was this album. These recordings were made in her home and yes, a finch really did fly in her living room, sat atop the door and performed a wonderful duet.