’TIL THE DAY I DIE: BUD WELCH
By Nathan Willis
’Til the Day I Die is a visual exploration of gospel and the blues, shot on Super 8mm film. Leo “Bud” Welch is an 84-year-old Mississippi bluesman who has spent most of his difficult life working on farms, cutting down trees by chainsaw, and living in a one room shack in Bruce, Mississippi. He often wonders if a better life waits for him once this life on Earth is over.
For more, read the 18th Southern Music Issue: Visions of the Blues.