Photograph of Libba Cotten Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways
On Friday, January 5, 2018, Carrboro, North Carolina Mayor Lydia Lavelle issued a proclamation that made January 5th Libba Cotten Day.
Here's a copy of the Proclamation.
Sweet South Anna River by Alice about Libba Cotten, who did not want to be buried in the dirt, but floated down the river.
This haunting song is performed by Rayna Gellert, Alice Gerrard, and Laurelyn Dossett
Andrew and Jim Baxter Perform "Forty Drops"
"Andrew & Jim Baxter - Forty Drops" Youtube. Uploaded by Banjerholler January 30, 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yY2wpkejM8
Jesse Lege and Joel Savoy
Andy Cahan and Joseph DiCosimo
Kay Justice, Alice Gerrard and Friends at the Q Shack in Durham.
Font du Cullottes