Blues On Beale (2020)

Featuring Grammy award winner Bobby Rush, Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland, award-winner Castro Coleman and plenty more acclaimed musicians, this movie was filmed entirely in the blues clubs of Memphis’ Beale Street during the 36th International Blues Challenge.

232 winners of local contests came to this competition to compete for medals, recognition and perhaps even record contracts by performing in the clubs along Beale Street, the most celebrated blues location in the world.

Director Larry Lancit produced and directed Reading Rainbow in past, but he and Cecily Lancit, who wrote and executive produced this film, have turned out a movie that feels very much of today. I loved seeing the different bands from all over the world bring their love of the blues to one of the bastions of the genre and get to play their hearts and souls out on what could be the biggest stage of their careers.

You can watch Blues On Beale on Tubi. You can learn more on the official site.

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