Sunday, September 24, 2006
Blues guitarist Etta Baker dies
Etta Baker, one of the world's premier Piedmont-style blues guitarists died September 24, 2006 in
. She was born Etta Lucille Reid in Fairfax, Virginia , on March 31, 1913. Baker was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts and also had recorded with Taj Mahal. Baker was raised in a musical family in Caldwell County, North Carolina . She worked in a textile mill for 26 years before quitting at age 60 to pursue a career as a professional musician. Baker also is to appear on blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's next album due out in November.
Posted by Randy Hill at 10:13 PM