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Keeping the Mississippi Delta Blues Alive

Jan 14, 2016 | 570 videos
Video by Brent Foster

Leo "Bud" Welch was born in 1932, and began playing the guitar at the age of 13. Two years ago no one outside of Bruce, Mississippi knew Leo "Bud" Welch—today, he's recognized as one of the last remaining Mississippi Delta bluesmen. At the age of 83, Leo released his first ever blues C.D entitled "I Don't Prefer No Blues." This short film is a part of While I'm Here | The Legacy Project, a video series by the filmmaker Brent Foster that profiles aging individuals who are living their goals and aspirations. For more information, or to support the project, visit the Indigogo page.

Author: Nadine Ajaka


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