I Am the Blues


This event will take place at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road

“When the music takes flight, it’s a thing of beauty.   Heartache never sounded so good.” – Chris Knight, National Post

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. The film visits blues musicians rooted in the genre’s heyday, many now in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Sit back and let the music of 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. (Dir. by Daniel Cross, 2016, Canada/USA,106 mins., Not Rated)