True Delta

36 mins


"The Blues will never go away, but we are at the threshold of the last of the generations of the guys who were there — who were actually there when the art form was being created," says a character in True Delta. That’s the essence of this short documentary: Knowledge and experience from the oldsters needs to be passed to a younger generation to prevent the blues from fading away. Focusing on the Mississippi blues, directors Lee Quinby and Daniel Cowen (whose Facing the Waves played at Mountainfilm 2010), interview historians who explain the culture that has created this essential American music. They also showcase musicians who attest to the importance of the blues remaining culturally relevant.

Production Team

Daniel Cowen Lee Quinby

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2012 Mountainfilm Festival.

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