‘Freight Train’ Elizabeth Cotten’s Essential Fingerstyle Blues Song

From the July 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY ADAM PERLMUTTER Elizabeth Cotten was only 11 years old when she wrote “Freight Train,” around 1904. But it wasn’t until the 1960s—after Cotten was discovered by the Seeger family and subsequently began her performing and recording career—that the song became a staple of the folk and fingerstyle … Continue reading ‘Freight Train’ Elizabeth Cotten’s Essential Fingerstyle Blues Song