Libba by Laura Veirs, published in hardback by Chronicle Books

Laura Veirs - Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life Of Elizabeth Cotten


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Elisabeth Cotten was only a little girl when she picked up a guitar for the first time. It wasn't hers, it was her big brother's - and it wasn't strung right, as she was left-handed. But she flipped that guitar upside down and backwards and taught herself how to play it anyway. 

By eleven, she'd written 'Freight Train,' one of the most famous folk songs in America. And by the end of her life, everyone from the California beaches to the rolling hills of England knew her music. 

This lyrical, loving book from acclaimed singer-songwriter Laura Veirs and debut illustrator Tatyana Fazlalizadeh tells the story of the determined, gifted, daring Elisabeth Cotten - one of the most celebrated American folk musicians of all time. 

hardback  |  40 pages  |  262x215mm


see also: 
Laura Veirs - Carbon Glacier   LP 
Laura Veirs - Year Of Meteors   LP 
Laura Veirs - My Echo   LP | CD 



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