A Special Chicago Blues Festival Screening

Monday, June 5 at 6pm CDT
Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center

Bob Dylan. Howlin’ Wolf. Muddy Waters. Iggy Pop. Little Walter. James Cotton. What do all of these greats have in common?

SAM LAY.

Still an active part of the Chicago blues scene, Sam Lay is the man some call “the greatest drummer of all time.” At the age of 82, he finally steps into the spotlight in…

SAM LAY IN BLUESLAND

Recognized almost as much for his sartorial style as for his signature double-shuffle beat — his capes, crowns, canes, and cowbells are the stuff of legend. Sam Lay has played a key role in the evolution of the blues for almost 60 years. Against a backdrop of the troubled, racially turbulent 1960s, Lay’s singular life and career is told through his own words, music, and personal films in this new documentary.