John Anderson’s documentary Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story celebrates the lasting musical and cultural legacy of the legendary blues harmonica player and longtime Woodstock resident Paul Butterfield. Butterfield learned the art from none other than Muddy Waters. Among many other distinctions, Butterfield fronted one of the first and best interracial Chicago blues bands, one that featured guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop. That band made several significant blues records – some relatively traditional, some, like East-West, experimental and psychedelic.
Upstate Films in Woodstock hosts a screening of Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story on Sunday, December 16, featuring a post-screening interview with Gabe Butterfield. At 8 p.m., Gabe Butterfield and friends perform the music of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band at Colony, located at 22 Rock City Road in Woodstock. Tickets for the screening and the performance cost $15.
Horn from the Heart screening, Sunday, Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m., Upstate Films, 132 Tinker St., Woodstock, (845) 876-4546, https://upstatefilms.org