Roger Stolle

We Juke Up In Here: Mississippi’s Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads is the new film and music project from the makers of the award-winning blues movie M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through the Birthplace of the Blues. We Juke Up In Here follows producers Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle as they explore what remains of Mississippi’s once-thriving juke joint culture. The film is told largely from the vantage point of Red Paden, proprietor of the legendary Red’s Lounge in historic Clarksdale, Mississippi. Paden, a true Delta character and jack-of-all-trades, has been running his blues and beer joint for more than 30 years – providing one of the region’s most reliable live blues venues and an authentic stage for a cavalcade of veteran blues performers, both legendary and obscure. Some of the blues performers in the DVD/CD include Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Big George Brock. Told through live music performances, character-driven interviews and rare on-camera blues experiences, viewers are taken below the surface of the quasi-legal world of real Delta jukes. We Juke Up In Here is a joint production of Broke & Hungry Records and Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art. You can watch trailers for the documemtary and purchase it here. All the photos above were taken by Lou Bopp, whose additional work can be seen here.