Uncle Jessie White – Portrait of a Delta Blues Man in Detroit

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
Anne Marie Hudak, Stashu Kybartas - United States - 60 MINS

Documentary     Biography, music blues

Uncle Jessie White - Portrait of a Delta Bluesman in Detroit is a documentary film about the late Jessie White, an influential blues artist who has 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.