"...a set of timeless beauty, spanning almost half a century, from a great lady of American vernacular music..." -- Living Blues Magazine #175 DAVID WHITEIS November/December 2004
About the Artist
Etta Baker has inspired generations of Blues Guitar players and Taj Mahal credits her as his main style inspiration. Etta Baker of Morganton, NC, was born in 1913 and has been playing guitar since the age of 3. She is the premier female Piedmont blues guitar instrumentalist, plays the guitar everyday,and is constantly working on new arrangements. Etta maintains a beautiful yard and garden, and at the age of 91, is matriarch of 108 members in her immediate family. Taj Mahal has been a major recording artist since his debut album in 1967. For 35 years, he has been a tireless preacher of American roots music.