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Shake ’em On Down


“Shake ’em On Down” is the story of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, the film chronicles the transformation of McDowell’s life following his “discovery” by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins in 1959 and his influence on the music of artists including RL Burnside, Bonnie Raitt and the Rolling Stones. The film features interviews with Collins, Raitt, Taj Mahal, Luther Dickinson, Dick Waterman and William Ferris, among others.

In attendance will be the film’s director and editor, Joe York, and co-producer Scott Barretta.

Sponsored by the R&B Feder Foundation

Refreshments: BBQ Sliders and Chips – Donations Appreciated

Day/Date: Friday, May 19th

Time: 7:00pm

Price: Free (RSVP to info@themaryc.org)