Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story – Midwest Premiere
Sunday, October 15, 4-6:30pm Logan Center for the Arts, Performance Hall A tough white kid from Chicago’s south side, Paul Butterfield learned the blues from the original masters in his own back yard. His interracial band and dynamic harmonica playing added a hard edge to the music and played a key role in introducing the blues to the much larger rock audience of the mid-‘60s.Until his death in 1987 at the age of 44, Paul expanded the definition of what the blues could be, while remaining a strong advocate of racial equality. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
Trailer: https://www.hornfromtheheart.com/#trailer-section The Midwest Premiere of “Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story” from filmmaker John Anderson, will include a pre-show performance of Paul Butterfield songs by local Blues legends Corky Siegel and Sam Lay, and a post-screening discussion with John Anderson (filmmaker), Sandy Warren (film producer), Corky Siegel, Sam Lay (original band member), Mark Naftalin (original band member and UChicago alum).
The Logan Center Bluesfest, October 13-15, is an annual public celebration created to honor the South Side roots of the blues’ tradition with concerts, workshops, film, food, and conversation and will feature local and national musicians and artists in spaces throughout the Logan Center.The festival features a series of performances by musicians that reflect the diverse history of the blues tradition; a major archiving program to capture the stories of local and national blues artists; a photography exhibition; and workshops & educational programming to inspire the next generation of blues musicians and aficionados. Tickets: FREE but reservations are recommended