Elizabeth Cotten was from
Carrboro ,NC, she lived about
1 mile from my house.
She was an amazing artist.
The freight train she sang about passes by daily and it usually
makes me think of her.
nice drawing, nice poster.
I'm sure the show was great.
I wish I could've seen her in person.
in the late seventies the bellingham scenes was one of the most intense hippie conclaves on the west coast.
so was olympia. ever notice what (fucking) hippies them olympia hipsters are? there's a reason...
"...the local music at the college was all 'old timey' music."
Yeah, chicks from womens' colleges with sweaters, long straight brown hair, glasses sometimes, big shoes, and an air of quiet, snobby contempt about them.
1977 (or so). at the time i lived in bellingham and the local music at the college was all 'old timey' music. this woman named 'flip' had connections inot the itinerant folk music scene and she brought up the most incredible people to play at he college coffe shop.
i think this was one of the very last times i used one of my actual straight drawings on one of my posters. not my cup of tea.
the lettering was all "presstype." printed in the student print shop on brown blotter paper and drk brown ink (brown on brown!) for $20 and a case a beer.