Booker T-Keepin’ It Cool At CIMM Fest

Last night I had the honor of hearing one of the greatest musical innovators of the past half-century live for the first time. Booker T Jones is a brilliant musician, and at City Winery, playing as part of the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival, we got a glimpse at some of that magic he’s been making on the organ since the 60’s. Earlier in … Continue reading Booker T-Keepin’ It Cool At CIMM Fest

Take Me To The River-Premiering At CIMM Fest 5/4

Geographically speaking, everyone knows that “Music City” is Nashville, Tennessee. People sometimes forget, though, that “Soulsville, U.S.A.” is only a couple hundred miles to the southwest. Memphis, Tennessee is the birthplace of some of the greatest blues and soul records ever made, and the documentary Take Me To The River attempts to celebrate some of the amazing artists involved in making the city such a … Continue reading Take Me To The River-Premiering At CIMM Fest 5/4