SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY – NW PREMIERE
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Wednesday, November 9
The 33rd Annual Olympia Film Festival presents
SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY
Sidemen: Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen. This incredible documentary captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. Haunting imagery of the Mississippi Delta region, the birthplace of the blues and these legendary bluesmen, punctuates this powerful piece of history. Sidemen succeeds in capturing the personal triumphs, tragedies and tremendous perseverance of three of the last original Delta and Chicago bluesmen while preserving a critical legacy that is nothing short of our last links to the origins of all popular music.The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including, Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry and Johnny Winter.
Director: Scott D. Rosenbaum / 2016 / US / 77 min