Monday, June 26 at 9 p.m. on MPB Television
Through interviews and never-before-seen footage, delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues. McDowell was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-1960s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and many others.
Reel South is a collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund.
Immediately following, watch a special episode of Conversations featuring the filmmakers. Marshall Ramsey sits down with Mississippi blues aficionado and writer Scott Barretta and filmmaker Joe York. The two teamed up to produce the documentary Shake ‘Em on Down. The film explores the life and music of blues legend Mississippi Fred McDowell.
Premieres, Monday, June 26 at 10PM on MPB Television.