CHEESEHEAD BLUES: ADVENTURES OF A DUTCHMAN IN THE MS DELTA (final cut)

Runtime: 82 minutes

Directors: Jan Doense

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhaZ04vMKjY

CHEESEHEAD BLUES features the music of T-Model Ford, Super Chikan, Bill “Howl-n-Madd” Perry, Liz Mandeville, Sean “Bad” Apple, Deak Harp and others/ This highly entertaining documentary centers on the life of Theo “Boogieman” Dasbach, a native of the Netherlands who’s been running the ROCK 'N BLUES MUSEUM out of a storefront in Clarksdale, Miss., for the past several years. But it also serves as an in-depth study into the minds of residents – both locally born and emigres – who are working at a grassroots level to keep the blues alive at the place of its birth. Jan Doense, a blues lover and the director of this project, first met Dasbach in 2011 during a trip to CLARKSDALE, which is both the birthplace of W.C. Handy and the city where Bessie Smith met her untimely end. He was captivated by the extensive collection of blues and early rock memorabilia displayed by his countryman, a fellow “Kaaskop” or “Cheesehead” in Dutch nomenclature. Q&A WITH THEO DASBACH follows.


Encore presentation of award-winning Dutch film. (Unfinished film debuted in Clarksdale a couple years back; this is the final cut.)