Hanway Films

The Blues Collection


The Blues Collection


Under the guidance of Executive Producer Martin Scorsese, seven eminent directors explore the power and influence of the blues with this soulful, foot-tapping series of films.

I can’t imagine my life, or anyone else’s, without music. It’s like a light that never goes out – Martin Scorsese

From Muddy Waters to Bonnie Rait to Public Enemy, the blues is woven into American culture, and music worldwide. This collection celebrates its evolution, from its African roots to the Mississippi Delta, from spirituals to rocking hit records. Featuring rare interviews, and electrifying performances from artists including B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton and Van Morrison.