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WUNC Music is curated locally with songs that inspire, energize and bring joy to listeners across North Carolina. It’s a place for music discovery and a home to old favorites.

Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten
Diana Davies
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Elizabeth Cotten

We've teamed up with Come Hear NC on a podcast series that explores North Carolina music one song at a time. On this episode, folk musician Alice Gerrard talks about Elizabeth Cotten's 'Freight Train.'

"It's simple, but it conjures up beautiful images of after death, hearing that train that you love, and the train is such a feature of Southern music."

An image of Alice Gerrard and David Brower
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WUNC Program Director David Brower and Alice Gerrard.

On Saturday night at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, an all-star group of musicians pays tribute to the music Alice Gerrard made with Hazel Dickens. Most of the seats are free.

Then on Sunday in Elizabeth Cotten's hometown of Carrboro, there will be free music all over town at the Carrboro Music Festival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUK8emiWabU

Brian Burns is the Music Director for WUNC Music, WUNC's AAA music discovery station. He has been working within the local music scene for over a decade. On the weekends you might see him DJing at various spots around the Triangle, or digging through boxes of records. He's also the host of King Street Soul on WHUP in Hillsborough, NC and a contributor to NPR Music. He graduated from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science with an MSLS in 2015.
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