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Directed by Daniel Cross

Canada 2015 106 mins. In English

I Am the Blues provides 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 some of the last original blues musicians in the deep South, many now in their ’80s and ’90s and still working the Chitlin’ Circuit, the memories and music harken an era coming to a close. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Lazy Lester, Little Freddie King, Bilbo Walker, RL Boyce, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes, Lil Buck Sinegal, LC Ulmer, and their friends give you a taste of the blues as they’ve lived it.



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