26 Jan ‘Uncle Jessie White – Portrait of a Delta Blues Man in Detroit’

YEAR 2016
RUN TIME 57 minutes
DIRECTORS Anne Marie Graham-Hudak and Stashu Kybartas

“Uncle Jessie White – Portrait of a Delta Bluesman in Detroit” tells the story of the late Jessie White, an influential blues artist who had a profound effect on multiple generations of musicians in the Detroit region. An allegory of survival and redemption this film traces Jessie White’s story from his impoverished rural youth in Mississippi to his migration to Detroit where his charismatic personality and musical integrity kept the spirit of the original Delta blues alive during some of Detroit’s darkest days.