Sam Lay in Bluesland - film
Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 7:00pm

Sam Lay has played a key role in the evolution of the blues for almost 60 years.  Against a backdrop of the troubled, racially turbulent 1960s, Lay’s life and career is told through his own words, music, and personal films in the new documentary Sam Lay in Bluesland.  Along with never-before-seen 8mm footage from Sam Lay's personal 1960s blues archive, the film features new performances by The Sam Lay Blues Band and The Siegel-Schwall Blues Band with appearances by James Cotton, Iggy Pop, Elvin Bishop, Corky Siegel, Charlie Musselwhite, Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg, Jim Keltner, Marcy Levy, Gary Mallaber and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.  

About the Show

This film is presented in conjunction with the
UIS Foreign and Independent Film Series located
in Brookens Auditorium and free to attend,
but tickets are required.

Film Website

A post show talk with Sam Lay and John Anderson will follow the film.