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This Historic Day In Music: Elizabeth Cotten – Take 4

“Take 4?!” That’s correct. Elizabeth Nevills Cotten was born on January 5, 1893, in Carrboro (right next to Chapel Hill), North Carolina. And the story of how little Elizabeth grew up to become a guitarist, singer, songwriter, performer and Grammy-award … Continue reading

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John Renbourn, Guitarist & Teacher

On Saturday morning, March 28, 2015, the “Today’s Headlines” email that I receive from The New York Times┬ádelivered this very sad news: “John Renbourn, Eclectic Guitarist Who Founded the Pentangle, Dies at 70.” According to the obituary by Jon Pareles, … Continue reading

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