Loyola Film Buffs Program to Screen Songs of Souls Friday | Offbeat Magazine

Songs of Souls is inspired by the folklore surrounding legendary Louisiana bluesman Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter, who sang his way out of prison — twice.

The documentary follows four musicians (Michael Juan Nunez, David Egan, Roddie Romero and Eric Adcock) as they play a concert for the inmates of Louisiana’s Angola Prison. Director Ronnie Clifton asked the musicians to consider what they would play if they themselves were hoping to be pardoned.

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