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Lead Belly: A Musical Legacy

  • Third Floor
  • Nov 16, 2014 Through Mar 29, 2015
  • Regular Hours:
    M-F 10:30am - 6:30pm
    Sat-Sun 10:00am - 6:30pm

On November 16, 2014, The GRAMMY Museum opened Lead Belly: A Musical Legacy to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of iconic Delta-Blues singer Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as "Lead Belly." Located on the Museum's third floor, this exhibit offers visitors an in-depth look at his life and contributions he made to American Folk music and Blues. The exhibit showcases a collection of documents and lyrics, along with his notorious Stella 12-string guitar provided by the Ledbetter family. 

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Photo credit: Rebecca Sapp

Lead Belly_Rebecca Sapp spotlight

Photo credit: Rebecca Sapp

Lead Belly_Rebecca Sapp spotlight

Photo credit: Rebecca Sapp

Lead Belly_Rebecca Sapp spotlight

Photo credit: Rebecca Sapp