Film: I Am the Blues
USA, 2015, 106 min.
Director: Daniel Cross
Jan Chojnacki will lead off the film.
From tap-rooms to church naves, via mountain ranges and oxbow lakes, I am the Blues follows weedy paths of the last legends of blues.
The film 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. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday, many in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil’ Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.