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.
Born 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 poweful legacy, with his work having being widely covered by the likes of The Beach Boys, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Nirvana.
Eric Burdon (The Animals)
Paul Jones (Manfred Mann)
Dennis Locorriere (Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show)
Josh White Jr.
Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce)
House band Blues Inc. under the direction of Mick Rogers.