York Theatre Company in association with Documentary Arts presents the world premiere musical Lonesome Blues, created by Alan Govenar & Akiń Babatundé and directed by Katherine Owens.
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Lonesome Blues is the true story of the legendary bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson: born blind, but ultimately able to express his deepest emotions through music. Discovered on a street corner in the Deep Ellum section of Dallas, Texas in 1925, Jefferson made more than 80 records over the next four years, becoming one the most prolific and influential performers of his generation and propelling the growth of rhythm and blues, soul, doo-wop, rap, and hip-hop.