'Shake 'em On Down' is the story of Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues and an important influence on the music of the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, RL Burnside, Taj Mahal and the North Mississipp All Stars. McDowell was working as a cotton picker and tractor driver when he was first recorded by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins in 1959. Those recordings launched McDowell into the upper echelons of the burgeoning folk movement on the 1960s and carried him around the globe in the thirteen years between those first recording and his death in 1972.
Recommended for ages 13 and up. All patrons entering the theater must have a ticket regardless of age. Student, senior and military discount available. SMDCAC 16/17 subscribers enjoy complimentary tickets to the screening. Contact the SMDCAC Box Office for details.
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