"Sometime we had it hard and sometime we had it good.
All the good days weren't nothing but bad days.
All the bad days weren't nothing but good days.
But I'm still here plucking."
As the camera glides over bayous, the reflective words of Leo Bud Welch take us deep into Mississippi, to the home of the blues and its living legends. One of those legends is Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, who has been running the Blue Front Cafe for 43 years. The walls of his institutional juke joint are plastered with posters featuring the people and shows that have immeasurably influenced music and popular culture worldwide. Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Lazy Lester and their friends guide this musical travelogue from front porches to church halls, sharing stories and sliding their strings to create one of the most authentic moving tributes to the last of the original blues devils. Alexander Rogalski
Also screening at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema beginning June 3—Buy Tickets!
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