Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

August 30, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Event Category: Cinematheque Series
Admission: $12, Members $8.75

SIDEMEN is an intimate look at the lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all of whom were sidemen for blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

The documentary film captures some of the men’s 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: Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter and more.

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