Blind Lemon Blues Broadway:
Blind Lemon Blues plays at York Theatre Company
619 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Corner of 54th Street.- Map
Seating chart & directions
A New Musical By Alan Govenar & Akin Babatunde.
Blind Lemon Blues pays homage to Blind Lemon Jefferson, who emerged in the 1920's as the biggest selling country blues singer in America. Set in New York City in 1948 at the last recording session of the legendary Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly), Blind Lemon Blues combines elements of traditional blues, gospel, R&B, soul, doo-wop and rap to evoke the enduring legacy of Blind Lemon and his contemporaries: Blind Willie Johnson, Hattie Hudson, Bobbie Cadillac, Lillian Miller and Leadbelly himself. Briefly at the York in February 2007, The New York Times called it "lively and intelligent... an inspiration.
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