This is the first time Smith's life will be portrayed in film.
Once again, the Big Muddy Blues Festival main stage at 700 N. First Street will host a talented and diverse collection of local acts, national headliners and a Grammy winner from the world of Blues, Rock, Soul, Rockabilly and Country.
"I noticed that my academic research and my inner torment at the time intersected. I lived the blues, while studying the power of blues music to its fans today."
How did this fabulous effect that gives a musician the sound of a giant concert hall become available even when crammed into an enclosure of plywood, wires and knobs no bigger than a lunchbox?
"If I wasn't so old, I don't know if I would continue to do this stuff," says Carl Weathersby after an eight hour session at Chicago's famous late-night blues club, Kingston Mines
The debut single is the Willie Dixon classic, "Wang Dang Doodle."