New Blues Documentary
Antones: Home of the Blues, a new documentary about Austin, Texas' legendary Antones Blues Club (and the man behind it—Clifford Antone) will be screened Friday, June 11 at 2 p.m. at Buddy Guy’s Legends blues club in Chicago.
Immediately after the film, a post-screening jam will showcase several musicians featured in the documentary, such as pianist Pinetop Perkins (Muddy Waters), drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, bassist Bob Stroger and special guests. The screening and jam will be held during the Chicago Blues Festival, but no badges or tickets are required for admittance.
The film, by Emmy Award-winning director Dan Karlok, includes rare interviews and previously unseen performance footage.
Despite its humble beginnings, Antones became a beacon for blues legends and newcomers alike. The club has hosted artists like Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Domino, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimmy Reed, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie Taylor, Hubert Sumlin and Jimmie Rogers.
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