Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten
1987: Elizabeth ‘Libba’ Cotten passed away on this day. She was a blues & folk musician, singer, songwriter and a self-taught left-handed guitarist with her own original style. She held a right-handed guitar upside down and this position required her to play the bass lines with her fingers and the melody with her thumb. Her signature alternating bass style has become known as “Cotten picking”.