DeFord Bailey

  • Winner of regional Emmy for Best Documentary Cultural/Historical
  • Winner of regional Emmy for Craft Cinematography
  • Winner of regional Emmy for Craft Location Lighting
  • Nominated for regional Emmy Editor/Non-News

DeFord Bailey was one of the most influential harmonica players in the first half of the 20th century. Despite such acclaim, DeFord died quietly without recognition of his place in American music history.

Produced for Nashville Public Television, May 2002 Selected for national broadcast on PBS Official Web site