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Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

  • 8 10
  • 2016
  • 79min
Sidemen: Long Road to Glory
  • Original Title: Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

Behind stars like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, a pianist, a drummer and a guitarist formed a trio that left their mark on the world of jazz. This is the story of these great sidemen.

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

AWARDS: Best. Documentary. Calgary International Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Nashville Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Indie Memphis Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Gold Coast International Film Festival/ Best Documentary. South Bay Film & Music Festival/  SXSW Film Festival Official Selection

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory. The Jazz Invisibles

Sidemen: Long Road To Glory is an intimate look at the incredible lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf sidemen. 

The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Elvin Bishop, Shemekia Copeland, Robby Krieger, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tim Reynolds, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter.

Production Companies

Red Thread Productions

Red Hawk Films

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