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I Am The Blues

I Am The Blues
Documentary, Music | 2016
NR. 1hr 46min DIRECTOR: Daniel Cross TUESDAY FILM SERIES

I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last original blues devils, many in their 80's, still living in the deep south, working without management and touring the Chitlin' Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, RL Boyce, Jimmy 'Duck' Holmes, Lil Buck Sinegal, LC Ulmer and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.

Artist Talk-back

There will be panel response from three local artists: Kim Archer, Rod Cook and Jay Mabin after the 6:45 p.m. screening, presented by Blues Vespers and facilitated by Dave Brown. All are welcome to visit an open mike with Kim Archer at the North End Social Club following the film and discussion. 


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When the music takes flight, it's a thing of beauty. Heartache never sounded so good.
Chris Knight, National Post
I was quietly blown away by Daniel Cross's new documentary I Am the Blues, which follows the Montrealer on a quest through the southern U.S. to track down the last remaining ambassadors of the genre.
T'Cha Dunlevy, Montreal Gazette
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