‘We Juke Up In Here’

‘We Juke Up In Here’ should be out anytime soon. It is a new DVD film from the makers of the award winning film and soundtrack ‘M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through the Birthplace Of The Blues’.

Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle who have been recording and filming performing blues artists in Mississippi and in the process have discovered some real blues treasures including Big George Brock, Jimmy ‘Duck’ Holmes, Louis ‘Gearshifter’ Youngblood, Hezakiah Early and Elmo Williams and Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean, capturing them in the studio and at the dwindling number of Mississippi delta juke joints. All have recorded for Broke & Hungry Records and Cathead Records.

‘We Juke Up In Here’ follows producers Konkel and Stolle as they explore what remains of Mississippi’s once thriving juke joint culture.

The film is told largely from the vantage point of Red Paden, proprietor of the legendary Red’s Lounge in historic Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Paden, is a true Delta character and jack-of-all-trades. He has been running his blues and beer joint for more than 30 years – providing one of the region’s most reliable live blues venues and an authentic stage for a cavalcade of great blues performers, both legendary and obscure.

 Told through live music performances, character driven viewers are taken below the surface of the world of real Delta jukes – while it’s still living and breathing.

 Mississippi’s juke joint culture may be at a crossroads, but as Red likes to say, “The Game’s for life – and that’s for damn sure!”

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