No, Lesley…you arent the only one who knows who Odetta was.

However, I don’t think enough people do and thats a shame.  Odetta was one of the “architects” of popular music beings that she was a big inspiration to Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.  Amazing that in spite of heart disease, Odetta was still working and was scheduled to perform at Obama Inauguration next month. 

Read this from NPR.