Host Paul Booth reviews HORN FROM THE HEART: THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD STORY. This documentary premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival in 2017. Talking Pictures caught the premiere, where the film received two additional screenings and won a special achievement in editing award.
“The sound of Paul Butterfield (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) was born in Chicago circa 1965. The music only gets more potent. This musician and band mixed blues, rock, jazz, Indian music, learned from the masters, Chicago, racism, Vietnam, the ’60s, their youth with acid, weed, sex, being white and they walked into BLACK CLUBS. They knew it was about all of it, not just the good. The times were when youth embraced youth and did not hold back. They came from a time you could like the opposite sex and admire it, without there being a PR scandal. Carlos Santana quote “Good Art: is cursing, praying and making love.”
Ultimately the music is FEARLESS. Lay, Arnold, Bishop, Bloomers and Paul Butterfield had no fear of the known or unknown. Only musicians like Miles, Santana and Jimi are how to bring new listeners in.