Discovered her from the fingerpicking thread and felt she was deserving for her own thread. The more I read her wiki page it sounds like she may have had a profound influence on Jerry.
Some interesting points:
The newfound interest in her work inspired her to write more material to play and in 1967, she released a record created with her grandchildren which took its name from one of the songs she had written, Shake Sugaree.
also like Jerry, she started out as a banjo player.
I remember hearing Freight Train from the Not for Kids only when I was a kid, didnt know Elizabeth Cotten wrote it when she was just a 12 year old girlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgQEOku ... re=related
fingers of god