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With parents and seven siblings all musical, Etta Baker of Caldwell County, a 1989 Folk Heritage Award winner, just naturally followed along. Mastering the six- and twelve-string guitar, she performs a blues style popular at the turn of the century.
Etta Baker was a Piedmont blues guitarist and singer from Morganton, North Carolina. Wayne Martin and the North Carolina Arts Council initiated the production of Etta Baker: One Dime Blues in 1988. Martin recorded hours of tape of Baker’s music in her home, documentation that will be available for researchers and scholars of traditional music.