The life of legendary blues harmonica musician Paul Butterfield will be shown on screen in the movie, "Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story," at the Woodward Theater on Wednesday, November 7th. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show begins at 7pm. A live performance by blues harmonica musician Johnny Walker will precede the film which is presented in partnership with the Cincy Blues Society. Tickets may be purchased through the Woodward Theater's website.
During Ron Esposito and John Anderson's conversation, they reflect on Butterfield's popularity in the 60's and the fact that the music flowed from his heart. He also stood up for social justice and didn't micromanage his band members, letting them bring themselves to the music being played. They also discussed the Checkerboard Lounge in Chicago and the Black Lone Ranger who played there. Elektra Records and the record company's role in Butterfield's career was touched on, too, as well as the East-West album project.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Paul Butterfield passed away at the age of 44 on May 4, 1987.