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 #120482  by caspersvapors
 Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:36 pm
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 girl ... re=related

fingers of god
 #120492  by TI4-1009
 Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:49 am
Lefties rule.
 #120507  by paulinnc
 Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:57 am
She wrote going down the road feeling bad. I bet there is a lot of her early recordings at UNC, I'll check when I am on campus tomorrow.