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Shine A Light On Lead Belly, Tribute event in Wilton, CT

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Shine a Light on Lead Belly: The Wilton Midnight Special, A Tribute Concert for Lead Belly will be presented by the Wilton Historical Society on Saturday, November 21 from 7:00 – Midnight. The legendary folk-blues singer, songwriter and twelve-string guitarist Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter has a surprising connection to Wilton. He not only recorded material for folk song collectors John and Alan Lomax 80 years ago in Wilton, but he was married on January 21, 1935 at a Belden Hill Road home. The concert will be headlined by the Frank Enea Band, with Meredith DiMenna, David Anastasia of the Mojomatics, Lucia Palmieri, and other surprise musical guests who will cover Lead Belly songs including some of his best known works like “The Midnight Special”, “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”, and “Goodnight Irene”, as well as other tunes.   Tickets are $50, which includes music, southern-style food by Chef Jeff, and a glass of Louisiana wine or Turbodog Lousiana beer. There will also be a cash bar serving soft drinks, wine, and beer. Tickets are on sale now at www.wiltonhistorical.org

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