Lead Belly Fest archiveBorn in Mooringsport, Louisiana in the late 1880s, Lead Belly carved a fascinating career, recording over 500 songs before making his final performance at a concert at Carnegie Hall in 1949. He left a powerful legacy, with his work having being widely covered by the likes of The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Nirvana. Iconic folk-blues singer, songwriter and guitarist Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter, famed for his vast repertoire of songs and incredible influence, will be celebrated in a special night of music at the Royal Albert Hall. Paying tribute at Lead Belly Fest will be the legendary Van Morrison, musical maestro Jools Holland, Animals frontman Eric Burdon, Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones, Rose Royce's Gwen Dickey and former Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show vocalist Dennis Locorriere.


Van Morrison, Jools Holland, Eric Burdon, Paul Jones, Gwen Dickey, Dennis Locorriere, Josh White Jr, Laurence Jones, Eric Bibb, Gemma Ray, Ruby Turner, Slim Chance, Blues Inc


Musical Director: Mick Rogers
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Lead Belly Fest

Lead Belly Fest (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T0505049803. Details of all Lead Belly Fest archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S983766660

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15 Jun 15Royal Albert Hall
Inner London
Greater London

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