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Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

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Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story recounts the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield. A white teenage harmonica player from the South Side of Chicago, Paul learned the blues from the original black masters performing nightly in his own backyard, including his  lifelong friend and mentor Muddy Waters. The only artist to perform at The Newport Folk Festival in 1965, The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and the Woodstock Festival in 1969, Paul would continue to break new ground in the blues, and to stand up for racial equality, until his untimely death at age 44. Through his music and words, along with first-hand accounts of his family, bandmates, and those closest to him―Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, and Bob Dylan, among others―Horn From the Heart tells the complex story of a man many call the greatest blues harmonica player of all time.

Tickets: $9 (members), $14 (nonmembers)


Conversation with producer/co-writer Sandra Warren & music teacher Billy Roues
Wednesday, Jan. 23 2019, 7:00
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Sandra Warren was a devoted folkie in the ‘60s until she heard The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on a sampler record released by Elektra called Folksong ’65- she was hooked. As the years went by and other types of music captured the popular imagination, she always kept her love for the band and felt that Paul Butterfield never received the recognition he deserved. After retiring from the full-time practice of law, Sandy embarked on the mission of making a documentary about Butterfield’s life and musical legacy, working closely with director John Anderson.

Billy Roues is a published songwriter, working musician and teacher of the history of blues and rock’n’roll for over 25 years. Highlights of his musical career include recording and/or writing with legendary soul songwriter Dan Penn and keyboardist Spooner Oldham, Johnny Johnson (Chuck Berry’s original bandleader), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), and sharing the stage with B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Pete Seeger, Muddy Waters All Star Band, among others.

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