DISCOVER THE LEGEND

Explore the storied history of Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter. From harsh labor, to murder, to musical legend, his life is sure to surprise you.

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“If there was no Lead Belly, there would have been no Lonnie Donegan; no Lonnie Donegan, no Beatles. Therefore no Lead Belly, no Beatles.”

– George Harrison

THE MUSIC THAT

INFLUENCED A GENERATION

Learn how the #1 hits of our generation were created by an unknown legend. Discover with us the music we love to hear, but know nothing about.

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THE LEGEND LIVES ON

The Lead Belly Foundation has provided instruments and training to hundreds of children, giving them a glimpse of the legacy of a remarkable musician. Through this work and their generosity, his legend lives on.

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