Nearly 100 top influencers gathered along with local Chicago celebrities to support Chicago’s newest film, The Rhythm and the Blues.
Based on the true story of a Mississippi-born family of blues musicians trying to make it in the Windy City, the film is set to shoot in the next couple of months. Producer Darryl Pitts plans to hire local Chicago actors and crew who will work alongside renowned blues musicians Guy Davis and Sugar Blue, along with several Hollywood stars.
George Daniels, iconic record store owner of George’s Music Room, comedian George Willborn, rapper and artist GLC, and craftsman spokesperson Robert North were among the celebrities.
Actor Leon (The Temptations, The Five Heartbeats) says he looks forward to playing the lead role of Chicago-based blues guitarist Eddie Taylor, “Eddie Taylor is an inspiration to many of the people struggling to make it big and he succeeded.”
Live blues music was played during the event by Eddie’s nephew, legendary bluesman Larry Taylor, whose life forms the basis of the film.