I Am the Blues (2015)


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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 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.

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Critic Reviews for I Am the Blues

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

This amiable documentary surveys small towns in Mississippi and Louisiana where aging blues musicians live and practice their art.

Jul 20, 2017 | Full Review…

It will be warmly welcomed by lovers of music that hasn't had its rough edges sanded away.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Blues is mostly a spirited, rambling trip through the history of this American music, but that journey is under the cloud of a melancholy bleakness.

Jul 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Mr. Rush is amiable company, quick with stories about playing for next to nothing in the 1950s and '60s.

Jul 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Doesn't romanticize or overcomprehend, choosing instead to concentrate on life's non-choices.

Jun 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It is as if as each musician tells his tale and strums his guitar that everything is ok again. The music is their release and all of the sadness comes out in the songs.

Oct 16, 2018 | Rating: 7.2/10 | Full Review…

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