The Lead Belly Project

SSC1500 2018-02-23

Track List

Old Riley - 5:48
Green Corn - 2:17
Black Girl (Where Did You Sleep Last Night) - 3:39
Bottle Up and Go - 5:08
Black Betty - 5:25
Grey Goose - 1:53
Bring Me a Little Water, Sylvie - 4:24
You Can't Loose Me Cholly - 2:36
Insight, Enlight - 2:57
Sure Would Baby - 5:10
Goodnight Irene - 4:49


Adam Nussbaum - drums
Steve Cardenas - guitar
Nate Radley - guitar
Ohad Talmor - saxophone

The discovery of the music of Leadbelly was transformative for young Adam Nussbaum. The only child of artistic parents in Norwalk, Connecticut, Nussbaum was exposed to many recordings, from classical to folk to jazz and blues. It was the image of Huddie Ledbetter on the original Folkways 10-inch record covers that fascinated the five year old. The celebrated blues and folk musician’s music seared itself into his ears, as it does in young listeners, informing the future drummer’s musical approach for years to come, most explicitly on his new recording, The Leadbelly Project.