Elizabeth Cotten, playing the guitar upside-down, with the EADGBE arrangement switched to EBGDAE, and plucking the high notes with her thumb, leaving the rest of the hand to arpeggiate the bassline and chords. What a great technique and style
Remembering Elizabeth Cotten who was born 125 years ago this week. Here she is performing “Washington Blues,” a song she wrote in January 1965 at the age of 70.
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