2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Sidemen - Long Road To Glory

Friday, March 11
6:00PM - 7:18PM


Hashtags: #sxsw #sidmenfilm #pinetopperkins #hubertsumlin #williebigeyessmith #howlinwolf #muddywaters #marcmaron #wtf #TheAllmanBrothers #GreggAllman #WarrenHaynes #Derektrucks #JohnnyWinter #Aerosmith #JoePerrry #BradWhitford #BonnieRaitt

An intimate look at the lives and legacies of piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, all Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf sidemen. The film captures some of the last interviews and their final live performances together, before their deaths in 2011. The historic live shows are accompanied by performances and personal insights from many of the blues and rock stars these legendary sidemen inspired including; Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: United States
Year: 2016
Runtime: 78min

Director: Scott Rosenbaum

Executive Producer: Alan Rudolph, Fabrizio Grossi, Pat Scalabrino

Producer: Jasin Cadic, Tony Grazia, Scott Rosenbaum, Joe White

Screenwriter: Scott Rosenbaum, Jasin Cadic

Editor: Bo Mehrad

Sound Designer: Paul Ratajczak

Music: Fabrizio Grossi / Lance Lopez

Additional Credits: Illustrator: Chuck Collins, Animation: Brian Young, Graphic Design: Conrad Kocheck, Cinematographer: Robby Baumgartner, Cinematographer: Brian McAward, Cinematographer: Declan Quinn, Narrator: Marc Maron, Cinematographer: Daniel Marracino, Cinematographer: Joseph Quirk, Cinematographer: Greg Wilson

Principal Cast: Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Gregg Allman, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Perry, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter


Scott Rosenbaum is a New York based independent writer/director/producer. His feature debut was THE PERFECT AGE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL that stars Peter Fonda. The documentary, SIDEMEN, his second feature, explores the lives, deaths and legacies of some of the last Chicago and Delta bluesmen, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

Public Film Contact
Scott Rosenbaum
Red Hawk Films

Publicity Contact
Lee Meltzer



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