When 81-year-old Leo “Bud” Welch from the Mississippi backwoods released his debut record “Sabougla Voices” in 2014, it took the blues world by surprise: where had this guy been for the past 60 years? Why had nobody ever heard of him before? And when Welch started playing 10-15 shows every month, and even receiving invitations to perform in Europe and Africa, more questions arose. How could this be possible for a guy his age? Who was making all these shows happen?
Answers to these questions and more are given in LATE BLOSSOM BLUES, a feature-length documentary about Welch’s very late rise to stardom. It’s the quintessential blues story – a story about poverty, about work in the cotton fields and the woods, about the Lord and the Devil, and of course a story that reminds us that it’s never too late to live your dream.