Come Hear NC On Songs We Love: Freight Train

Sep 27, 2019

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."

WUNC Program Director David Brower and Alice Gerrard.
Credit Russ Henry

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.