‘Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story,’ Blues Concert and Q&A
*This event is graciously co-sponsored by The Long Island Blues Society (libsny.org) and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (limusichalloffame.org).**
**The blues concert is optional and you may buy a ticket for just the film or a combo ticket for the film and blues concert.
Grammy-nominated filmmaker John Anderson’s Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story is the complex story of a man many call the greatest harmonica player of all time. A white teenager from Chicago’s South Side, Paul Butterfield learned the blues from the original black masters, like Muddy Waters, performing nightly in his own backyard. The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated worldwide interest in the blues. The film features Butterfield’s music and words, along with first-hand accounts from his family, his band mates and those closest to him, with appearances by David Sanborn, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Paul Shaffer, Michael Bloomfield, Todd Rundgren and Bob Dylan. The Paul Butterfield Band was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
Guest Speaker for Q&A: Sandra Warren, Executive Producer/Producer/Writer
Moderator: Tom Needham, Host of Tom Needham’s The Sounds of Film on Stony Brook University’s Own Radio Station, WUSB 90.1 FM
Time: 95 minutes
SPECIAL EVENT! Pre-film Blues Concert @ 6pm with:
Kerry Kearney of the Kerry Kearney Band (Lead guitars, dobro, vocals)
Gerry Sorrentino (Bass)
Mario Staiano (Drums)
And Special Guest Harpist: Frank Latorre, also known as Frank Kingbee
-Film will start at 7:15
-Combo concert, film and Q&A ticket – $15
-Film Only+Q&A ticket – $8
Advance tickets at: portjeffdocumentaryseries.com/ticketsvenues or at the door (no credit cards, please)
- 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
- Blues Concert
- 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
- Film and Q&A