Essential Lead Belly Playlist: Volume One

Lead Belly was an American folk and blues musician notable for his raw vocals, skill on the twelve-string guitar, and the folk standards he introduced.

He was a living legend. A pioneer in folk music who took literal lead to the belly (earning him his name) and also spent a good amount of time in the pen.

He was a hard man brought up in even harder times. Now, listen and dig you.

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever." — Sagan