85 year old gospel blues phenom Leo Bud Welch puts on an old fashioned musical revival on this incredible live CD/DVD set recorded at NY's prestigious club The Iridium!
Documenting the most exciting times in the life of one of the last real Bluesmen, LATE BLOSSOM BLUES is a film of historic dimensions for all music-lovers – a moving account of a hard-working man, who, despite all the adversaries, never wavered from his passion and waited more than 70 years to finally live his dream.
Listen now already to a new track from Leo “Bud” Welch’s upcoming album. Garage-rock flavored I Don’t Prefer No Blues features guests Jimbo Mathus and Sharde Thomas. Street date is March 24.
Kickstarter campaign for Documentary movie about LEO “Bud” WELCH, 82-year old Blues Discovery of the Decade!
Leo Bud Welch is an 82-year old Mississippi-based Blues and Gospel musician who released his debut record earlier this year, taking the blues world by storm. After decades of hard work in the cotton fields and the woods, missed opportunities and gigs in local Juke Joints and churches, Leo’s very late international success is a story that needs to be told.
At eighty-one years old, Leo “Bud” Welch has released his first album: Sabougla Voices, a collection of energetic gospel blues songs polished over decades of Sunday services at the Sabougla Missionary Baptist Church near his home in Bruce, Mississippi. Listen to an exclusive stream of the album...
It seems incredible that Leo Welch has until now remained unknown to the wider musical world. Born in 1932 in Sabougla, Mississippi Welch has lived his entire life in the area. “I believe in the Lord, but the blues speaks to life, too. Blues has a feeling just like gospel; they just don’t have a book (a Bible).”