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An all-time classic concert featuring Mike Seeger and Elizabeth Cotton on RAMBLIN’ – May 18 at 11 pm

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A concert recorded in 1980 at WOUB in Athens Ohio featuring Mike Seeger and Elizabeth Cotton

Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 pm

(Information from Wikipedia)
MIKE SEEGER playing autoharp onstahe at WOUB's Rambln'
Mike Seeger

Mike Seeger (August 15, 1933 – August 7, 2009) was an American folk musician and folklorist. He was a distinctive singer and an accomplished musician who played autoharp, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, guitar, mouth harp, mandolin, dobro, jaw harp, and pan pipes. Seeger, a half-brother of Pete Seeger, produced more than 30 documentary recordings, and performed in more than 40 other recordings. He desired to make known the caretakers of culture that inspired and taught him. He was posthumously inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame in 2018.

ELIZABETH COTTON playing guitar onstage at WOUB's Ramblin'
Elizabeth Cotton

ElizabethLibbaCotten  January 5, 1893 – June 29, 1987) was an influential American folk and blues musician. She was a self-taught left-handed guitarist who played a guitar strung for a right-handed player, but played it upside down. This position meant that she would play the bass lines with her fingers and the melody with her thumb. Her signature alternating bass style has become known as “Cotten picking”  NPR stated “her influence has reverberated through the generations, permeating every genre of music.”