"To juke" is to dance, to whoop it up, to play the blues. Blues culture developed in Mississippi as a response to the incredibly difficult and unfair existence of the Black population there. JUKE was shot in and around the Delta town of Greenville, and includes footage of the 1997 annual Delta Blues & Heritage Festival.
Featuring T-Model Ford, Farmer John, and John Horton, this 27-minute music documentary takes a look at the lives of some blues musicians in Greenville today, the juke joints that are still hopping, and the blues festival where all come together once a year to juke.
"JUKE brings the blues into the 21st century. The music is fantastic! John Horton gets down to the business of what blues is all about." Taj Mahal
"I watched it over and over. It's really great!" --Early Wright, The Soul Man, DJ, WROX in Clarksdale, MS