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America's Blues

America's Blues is a feature length documentary that explores the tremendous impact that Blues Music has had on our society, popular culture, and the entertainment industry. This film not only honors Blues Music and Musicians by showing how it has impacted every form of popular American Music, but also the influence it has had on art, literature, film, fashion, sexuality and more. Through interviews with musicians, historians, professionals and activists, a compelling story of the music's significant historical contribution unfolds. If music were a color, it would be Blue!

  • Patrick Branson
  • Patrick Branson
  • Aaron Pritchard
  • Patrick Branson
  • Terence Blanchard
    Key Cast
    Malcom X, Cadillac Records, Inside Man
  • Drumma Boy
    Key Cast
    The Bling Ring
  • Ira Newborn
    Key Cast
    Naked Gun, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
  • Curtis Salgado
    Key Cast
    Animal House of Blues
  • Samantha Fish
    Key Cast
  • Bill Sims Jr
    Key Cast
    Cadillac Records
  • Big George Brock
    Key Cast
    M For Mississippi, Hard Times, We Juke Up in Here
  • Jimbo Mathus
    Key Cast
    Delta Rising, Moonshine & Mojo Hands
  • Bill Luckett
    Key Cast
    Delta Rising, Cheesehead Blues, Blunt Force
  • Theo Dasbach
    Key Cast
    Moonshine & Mojo Hands, Cheesehead Blues
  • Dick Waterman
    Key Cast
    Blues Odyssey, Last of the Mississippi Jukes, Delta Rising
  • Lance Williams
    Key Cast
  • Debra Devi
    Key Cast
  • Chaney Sims
    Key Cast
  • Junior Mack
    Key Cast
  • Jimmi Mayes
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Patrick Branson

Patrick has a BFA in Digital Cinema Arts from Lindenwood University where he studied film direction, cinematography and editing as well as script writing and story development. His short film, Déjà vu, won awards for Best Directing and Best Editing at the Lindenwood University Lindy Awards and was screened in New York City. He is also the owner and managing member of the Motion Picture Company TrAGiK Entertainment that was opened in 2009 and has since produced numerous music videos and short films. His most recent short documentary on the Killer Blues Headstone Project, a non-profit organization that provides headstones to deceased Blues musicians lying in unmarked graves, and his love of music and history have inspired Patrick to make this film

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Director Statement

The Blues has given our society so much and yet it is still highly under credited for the impact it has had on the world. This film aims to change that.