Join us in commemorating the incredible legacy of Libba Cotten, a musical icon born on January 5, 1893, in Carrboro, North Carolina. Mayor Barbara Foushee has officially declared January 5 as "Libba Cotten Day" in Carrboro, and we're celebrating with specially designed postcards just for you.
Libba Cotten's renowned song, "Freight Train," inspired by the trains she heard from her childhood home on Lloyd Street, captures the essence of her Carrboro roots. As a talented guitarist and songwriter, her career blossomed under the encouragement of the Seeger family, and she went on to tour the country, recording albums, winning a Grammy Award, and receiving a National Heritage Fellowship.
Today, we honor Libba Cotten's profound contributions to Carrboro's history and her lasting impact on aspiring artists in our community. Take home a piece of this musical history with our exclusive postcards, a tribute to a remarkable artist and a cherished part of Carrboro's cultural heritage. Celebrate the spirit of Libba Cotten and share in the richness of our local musical history with these unique and meaningful postcards, available now at My Muses Card Shop."
4.25 x 5.5 inches folded