America ReFramed

Late Blossom Blues

Season 7 Episode 5 | 1h 3m 45s

Born in Mississippi, Leo “Bud” Welch’s recording and touring career begins at the age of 81. With the support of his dedicated manager, veteran Vencie Varnad, Leo’s Blues career takes him to festivals across the South and all the way to Austria. With just a handful of Bluesmen left in the U.S., LATE BLOSSOM BLUES offers a glimpse into the daily life of one of America’s living musical treasures.

Aired: 02/26/19

Expired: 03/28/19

Rating: TV-PG

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Major funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional funding provided by the Wyncote Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Reva & David Logan Foundation and the Park Foundation.