The life and music of Huddie 'Lead Belly' Ledbetter is the stuff of true legend, and you can discover the secrets of his style and sound with Harry Lewman in this unique DVD tutorial.
Widely regarded as one of the most influential folk musicians in America's history, Lead Belly's career spanned the era of minstrel shows, the Blues explosion of the 1920s, and the dawn of the singer/songwriter. His influence upon Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger would shape the way in which all American singer/songwriters write and play to this day.
In this special DVD presentation Harry Lewman explores the stories behind the songs, and explains in detail the unusual way in which Lead Belly tuned, strung, and played the 12-string guitar. Rare footage of Lead Belly is also featured in this lesson.