GREAT BIG STORY - If You Build It, They Will Come: A Juke Joint’s Field of Dreams

Runtime: 3 minutes

Producers: Ingela Travers-Hayward and Farhod Family


In June 2017, two producers came to a patch of dirt in the middle of nowhere but just 18 minutes from downtown Clarksdale, Mississippi. They sought to capture ​the culmination of ​a colorful bluesman's 7-year odyssey to build the ultimate juke joint ​blues club. The result is a poignant snapshot of what an 80-year-old bluesman with no education but endless dreams (and a willingness to sweat) can do. His bright blue quonset hut celebrated its grand opening on the weekend of the filming. Sadly, less than 6 months later, Robert "Bilbo" Walker would pass away, but not without first introducing the world to his final dream: Wonder Light City.