Lead Belly

January 20 is the birthday of Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly (c. 1888–1949). Smithsonian Folkways is celebrating with a new social media series, “Lead Belly: Song by Song.”  This will be followed on February 24, 2015, by the release of Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, a multi-CD set of recordings spanning the artist’s career.

See the Smithsonian Folkways Tumbler pages.