Chris Madden

contributor to 1 poster

  • Elizabeth Cotten playing Freight Train on guitar


    Freight Train Comes, Freight Train Goes

    After reading Sam Young’s poem, I was immediately intrigued, and wanted to learn more about Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten. After some research, I was inspired to choose her as the subject of my poster. Despite my own lack of musical talent, I’m always in awe of those who possess it.

    In crafting the poster, I sought to capture the timeless essence of Cotten’s musical legacy and the profound impact she had on folk and blues music. Much like her intricate finger picking style, the design weaves together various elements to create a harmonious visual composition.