365-day music challenge: Day 243/365 – A song that has a murder or mystery in it.
For some reason, I couldn’t come up with a song off the top of my head like usual. 270 more words
Boston based design firm Visual Dialogue has designed the art for the new Lead Belly box set. Similar to their work for the Woody Guthrie box set “Woody at 100” the design work here captures the enigma that epitomizes Huddie Ledbetter – better known as Lead Belly. 81 more words
This is a reprise of a post that originally appeared on sixstr stories in July, 2010.
In early June, 1933, Texas-based Folk song collector John Lomax and his 18-year-old son, Alan, drove out of Dallas on a mission. 556 more words
Swear to Tell the Truth for Tuesday, June 16th, (1:00-2:30 pm)
Our program for Juneteenth. Juneteenth, trditionally June 19th, the date marking the American government’s enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas when Texas was slow to comply. 142 more words
Huddie Leadbetter, better known as Lead Belly is perhaps more remembered than listened to these days. His reputation as a mean man (he served two sentences for manslaughter with the story going that he sang his way out of doing his full time so impressed were the governors with his music) preceded him and was often used as a hook to draw audiences in when he played. 323 more words