Bluesday Tuesday hosts a documentary film screening about blues icon, John Lee Hooker, on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room.
John Lee Hooker: Come and See About Me was released in 2004 with the approval of the musicianís estate. The 2 hour documentary features vintage footage of Hooker jamming with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, and Bonnie Raitt. Also included are archive performances throughout his storied career from many of the various television appearances he made as well as vintage interview clips with Hooker.
Born the son of a sharecropper in Mississippi in 1917, Hooker rose to prominence performing his own unique style - a brand of country blues he called 'talking blues.' The trademark deep voice, distorted guitar, and that foot that tapped away like an out of control metronome brought him out of Mississippi to become one of the most influential blues artists of the music world.
There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. † Call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info for more information.