"I wish you were Dumb, instead of Blind ..."
Reviewed by Pat Darnell with Saul Buck
How many times have you had to break your guitar-impersonator of your special-guest lead-guitar-player who didn't show up, out of jail to play your Saturday night last-chance live money-show gig?
How many times have you picked cotton, or caught a boxcar and rode with cooties, just to get to the next stop, no matter where it is? How many radio operators coming out of the Army become electric guitar players?
Proprietor of the Honeydripper, Danny G as Tyrone Pinetop Purvis, is trying to keep his place even though his creditors have begun calling in their receivables. Ty P Purvis's story unfolds as he tries to make one last date, Saturday night, pay all his debts and re-establish the beauty of live music.
Ty Pinetop has not let a guitar player in the Honeydripper since he killed one many years back when he and the guitar player fought between songs. Morgan F, as Tyrone Pinetop Purvis, is the piano player man... but you'll have to see it to figure all that out.
Hey, that begs a question: "In a bar fight -- who would win, the piano player, or the guitar player? Eh?"
“Honeydripper”, starring Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Gary Clark Jr., Keb' Mo', Stacy Keach and Mary Steenburgen, depicts 1950’s rural Alabama" ... Got good Rockin' tonight ... Have you heard the News?" sings our Delta Guitar Sam.
"Thank you Jesus," sighs Mrs Pinetop Purvis.
Yes, Guitar's back in the House called Honeydripper... talk about your venues.