About the Show

Lead Belly has inspired generations of musicians, from The Weavers to the Grateful Dead, from Van Morrison, to The Beach Boys and even Nirvana. And yet few people today know his remarkable story, and even fewer know when they are listening to his music. His story is told in the new one-hour Smithsonian Channel  special, LEGEND OF LEAD BELLY, premiering Monday, February 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.