Blues singer honoured at Lead Belly Fest

Lead Belly

Van Morrison, Eric Burdon, Jools Holland and more will celebrate American Delta blues man Lead Belly in a one night festival at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The Royal Albert Hall in London is to play host to a night of musical tribute to American blues and folk guitarist Lead Belly. ‘Lead Belly Fest’ will feature Van Morrison, Animals front man Eric Burdon, Jools Holland, Ruby Turner, Paul Jones, Gwen Dickey from Rose Royce and more on Monday June 15th.

A highly influential musician, Lead Belly was known for his vocal strength, 12 string guitar playing and his vast songbook of folk and blues standards. Kurt Cobain of rock group Nirvana credits Lead Belly with directly influencing the formation of their sound and guitarist George Harrison once said, “no Lead Belly, no Beatles.”

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