In January 2014, Marshall Lawrence went down to Memphis, Tennessee to be a judge in the International Blues Challenge (IBC) and also to perform a set for the Blind Raccoon showcase. It was his first time down there and he had a blast. The feeling of community and fellowship in the Blues was certainly prevalent throughout the week.
One thing that struck Marshall was the enthusiasm for the Blues that exuded from the musicians and from the fans. This gave him an idea, an epiphany of sorts. Marshall wanted to find out where this passion for the Blues comes from. Armed with a video camera, Marshall decided to ask them. Initially he thought that maybe only a few people “might” be interested in coming in front of the camera for an interview. Boy was he wrong. The response from the Blues community at the IBC was overwhelming. In just a couple of days, he filmed over 50 interviews and got some interesting perspectives.
Based on these interviews, Marshall created a series of 13 web episodes on “Why I Love The Blues”. He will be posting one episode a week. To see the episodes Subscribe to Marshall’s Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/marshalllawrence
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