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STREAM: Etta Baker, ‘Railroad Bill’

Feb 17, 2016

STREAM: Etta Baker, 'Railroad Bill'

Artist: Etta Baker
Hometown: Morganton, NC
Album: Railroad Bill
Release Date: February 19
Label: Music Maker Recordings

In Their Words: "Possessing a stunning beauty, Etta's husband refused to let her travel and perform away from home. She never stopped playing music! This gracious grandmother was the source of a great deal of joy and surprise when I found out that she still played guitar after I heard her early recordings in the '60s. One of the signature chords of my guitar vocabulary comes from her version of 'Railroad Bill.' This was the first guitar picking style I ever learned." — Taj Mahal

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STREAM: Etta Baker, 'Railroad Bill'
STREAM: Etta Baker, 'Railroad Bill'