83-Year-Old Mississippi Bluesman Leo "Bud" Welch

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 bluesman.

Born in 1932, Leo "Bud" Welch began playing guitar at the age of 13. He played for family, friends, and churches while making a living in the logging industry and on the farm for more than 35 years.


Director, Cinematographer, and Editor: Brent Foster
Audio, Color, and Additional Cinematography: Nick Brokalakis
Original music by: Leo "Bud" Welch