My good friend, filmmaker Jay Curlee, will be in town this weekend to do a presentation at the Waterfront Blues Festival about the making of Rocking the Boat, a music performance documentary about Delbert McClinton. Mostly shot on Delbert's annual Sandy Beaches Cruise, it focuses on Delbert's long history as a songwriter and performer, and the outstanding musical performances by a variety of artists that come on his cruise to perform for 1200 friends and fans every January. Marcia Ball, Stephen Bruton, Jimmy Hall, Teresa James, Wayne Toups, Rodney Crowell, Buddy Miller, Paul Thorn, and Al Anderson are among the many performers you can see in the film.
Jay's presentation will be on the Workshop Stage on Saturday at 9 PM and the deluxe DVD version of the film will be available at the Music Millennium booth. Hope you can join us there!