Odetta, the renowned folksinger and civil-rights activist, passed away last night at the age of 77.
She had been hoping to perform at Barack Obama’s inauguration next month... in spite of her failing health.
The New York Times obituary is here.
I blogged about Odetta in May... with a link to an extraordinary 28-minute FREE MP3. If you didn’t download “Suite: Ancestors 1” back then, you should do that today.