2020 Film Series: Legend of Lead Belly
Join us for a free screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary Legend of Lead Belly, part of our 2020 Film Series.
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Tickets: Free event, but please RSVP
Huddie Ledbetter was born into poverty, battled racism, and did time, but in spite of his early hardships, or perhaps because of them, he became one of the great musicians of the 20th century. We trace the life and career of Lead Belly, a man praised by critics and revered by artists, whose unique music crossed a host of genres and influenced countless industry legends, from The Beatles to Led Zeppelin to Nirvana and beyond. See how his talent, humanity, and determination defeated all that stood in his way to make his voice heard, then and now.