The Freight Train Blues Music Series — a Carrboro celebration of the unique life and legacy of Piedmont blues legend Elizabeth “Libba” Cotten — typically takes place at Carrboro Town Commons. This year, however, circumstances have demanded a change in the celebration.

On Friday, Mandolin Orange joins 97.9 The Hill for a special live broadcast. Watch the livestream below, beginning at 6 p.m.

This year, Hillsborough-based non-profit Music Maker Relief Foundation — along with the Carrboro Tourism Development Authority, Carrboro Recreation, Parks & Cultural Resources Department and 97.9 The Hill — will present a livestream version of the annual Freight Train Blues Music Series.

Tune in next Friday for a performance from Phil Cook and on Friday, June 5 for Hiss Golden Messenger. does not charge subscription fees. You can support local journalism and our mission to serve the community. Contribute today – every single dollar matters.