Elizabeth Cotten

elizabeth cotten

Celebrating Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten (née Nevills) (January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987), an American blues and folk musician. A self-taught left-handed guitarist, Cotten developed her own original style and played a guitar strung for a right-handed player, but played it upside down.

Published by baldpomegranatenixon

I'm an expatriate Memphis musician and an instructor at a private music college in Minnesota. I find a greater clarity in my appreciation for music from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta region, now that I've lived away from it for decades, than when I was growing up in the midst of it.

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