About the Film
From Charlie Patton’s roots in the rural south to Bob Dylan’s 1998 performance at Madison Square Gardens, Blues music has transcended generations and racial barriers. It has laid the foundation for pop culture and American music. Blues is a time-honored art, influencing musical genres like jazz, country and rock n’ roll as well as helping to tear down walls of segregation and create social acceptance of cultural diversity.
America's Blues takes a new angle on an established narrative, focusing on the evolution of American music and the impact that Blues music has had on our society, popular culture, and the entertainment industry. Through interviews with musicians, historians, artist, professionals, activists, and others, a compelling story of the music’s significant historical contribution unfolds. We explore, not only the musical impact it has had on all forms of Popular American Music, but also the influence it has had on art, fashion, language, film, literature and more.
About WE Entertainment
WE Entertainment, formerly TrAGIK Entertainment, founded in 2009 by writer and director Patrick Branson, is dedicated to changing the world through film; or at least changing the way people view it. The purpose of this project is to document and preserve one of America's few original art forms. Through an alliance with Aaron Pritchard, Vice President of the Killer Blues Headstone Project and Co-Producer of America’s Blues,WE’s mission is to ensure that future generations have the opportunity to learn and benefit from the rich history of Blues. By the subsequent retelling these stories are preserved.