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North Carolina Blue Notes: Etta Baker

This Caldwell County native is one of the great legends of Piedmont Blues guitar.


Wilmington NC – North Carolina Blue Notes features biographies and music of fifteen A-List Jazz and Blues artists who called North Carolina home. The program is produced for WHQR by music journalist Roberta Penn, and hosted by jazz artist and educator Dr. Maurice Martinez.

Etta Baker is one of the legends of the Piedmont. Her finger-picking style is one of the defining strains of Blues guitar.

North Carolina Blue Notes is a production of WHQR public radio, with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, and the North Carolina Humanities Council.