SIDEMEN: Long Road to Glory
1hr 17min CAST: Marc Maron, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlina DIRECTOR: Scott D. Rosenbaum TUESDAY FILM SERIES
SIDEMEN - Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen. The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter.
Sidemen is well-rounded, with a captivating story which is accompanied by sharp picture and the authentic sound of good ol' blues jams throughout the film.Jacqui Blue, Film Inquiry
Sidemen" is an exceptionally entertaining and captivating tribute to the men and their music - and there's more than enough of said music here to please blues aficionados and recruit converts.Joe Leydon, Variety
Three influential Delta bluesmen are affectionately given their long overdue time in the spotlight in Scott Rosenbaum's fittingly soulful "Sidemen: Long Road to Glory."Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times