"Hard Times: Blues Life of Big George Brock"
Director Damien Blaylock and producer Roger Stolle explore the life and blues of Mississippi-born Big George Brock in the documentary 'Hard Times.' From his days picking cotton to his nights sitting in with blues legends like Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, Big George Brock has songs to sing and stories to tell about both the good times and the hard times. Filmed on location in St. Louis, Missouri, where he currently lives, and around Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he grew up, this stirring musical portrait offers a window into a world rarely seen in the 21st century. The world of the authentic Delta bluesman — a modern 'living fossil.' Through an entertaining mix of music and interviews, viewers gain a clearer understanding of not only Brock's history but also the history of blues as we know it. 'Hard Times' is much more than just a title. It's the place where — as Brock puts it — 'blues grows up like grass out of the ground.' The DVD also offers 'live' versions of Brock originals from his Blues Music Award/Living Blues Award-nominated 'Club Caravan' album as well as timeless classics by some of the blues legends he knew so well. Film locations include Brock's home, various blues clubs, two Delta plantations, the Delta Blues Museum and more. Historic sites visited to remind Brock of both story and song. This moving documentary takes one back in time to a place most viewers only know from history books — and films like 'Hard Times.'