The Long Island Blues Society is sponsoring the screening of "Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story," on May 20th at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson.
The night kicks off with an an optional, pre-screening concert featuring Kerry Kearney, Gerry Sorrentino, Mario Staiano and Frank Latorre from 6-7 before the film rolls at 7:15..
Following the screening Executive Producer/Producer Sandra Warren will speak and hold a Q&A,
In the film, Grammy-nominated filmmaker John Anderson tells the complex
story of a man many call the greatest harmonica player of all time.
A white teenager from Chicago’s South Side, Paul Butterfield learned the blues from the original black masters, such as Muddy Waters.
The interracial Paul Butterfield Blues Band added a rock edge to the Chicago blues, bringing an authenticity to its sound that struck a chord with the vast white rock audience and rejuvenated worldwide interest in the blues.
The film features Butterfield’s music and words, along with first-hand accounts from his family, his band mates and those closest to him. The film features appearances by David Sanborn, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Paul Shaffer, Michael Bloomfield, Todd Rundgren and Bob Dylan.
The Paul Butterfield Band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
The film is being presented as part of the Port Jefferson Documentary Series.
Theatre Three is a non-profit agency supported by New York State Council on the Arts and funded by Suffolk County’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Theatre Three occupies Athena Hall, an historic venue that has hosted live productions, concerts and film screenings for more than 130 years.
Raymond Hauck is the new president of the Long Island Blues Society.
Also elected last night at the election party in Sayville's Station Pub was Nan Siegler, who was named Secretary of the organization.
You wouldn't be able to call yourself a blues society if any party didn't actually feature the blues. and the LIBS did not disappoint!
The Sweet Suzi Band kicked off the evening with a smokin' set (the only kind they know how to do) that had 'em dancing in the aisles .
They were followed by outgoing President Jim Kohlman and his band, The Kohlmanators, who finished their set and then invited members up to join in the music.
Also added to the board last night was Bill "Harmonica Bill" Lifford and
Tony Davenport and Norine Poretti were appointed to chairperson positions.
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