The world premiere musical '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. More…
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.
See it if you enjoy early blues music & want to learn about an oft-forgotten progenitor of the form as told & sung by the engaging & skilled Babatunde
Don't see it if you have a low tolerance for rambling storytelling or the tedium of repetitive blues riffs.
See it if you like a solo show with one actor and one musician, both very talented, telling the story of a singer through the use of songs.
Don't see it if you do not like solo shows or like a show with a plot. Very simple set.
See it if You like blues, you like history of music, for a nice night out, Mr Babatunde became all the characters he portrayed. Great singing too
Don't see it if You don't like blues, or one man shows. Or if you expect elaborate stage or sets. Just sit back and enjoy
See it if you are a big fan of the blues especially Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Don't see it if if you do not like the blues, if you do not like or are unfamiliar with Blind Lemon Jefferson and/or if you don't like one person shows.
See it if You are a Blues enthusiast or interested in musical history. Great guitar, some good singing but sounds too much the same.
Don't see it if You have no interest I the Blues and like a lot of action.
See it if You like old 1920s and earlier blues. You’re interested in the life of Blind Lemon Jefferson. You want to hear great singing.
Don't see it if You want something lighthearted or modern. You want a show with a definite plot or in depth anecdotes. You don’t like the blues.
See it if You like blues music and learn about struggle of a blind musician during great depression.The music was great and the actor was entertaining
Don't see it if You do not like one man show or blues music per se. there is no intermission and the elevator (few flights down) was out of order.
See it if you love early blues and want to experience a great blues icon...with bits of his history.
Don't see it if you are expecting a biography of Jefferson or don't care for early blues music
See it if you like Texas blues. Blind Lemon is the foundation of this genre. An incredible musician to learn about.
Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows. Exploring new themes.
See it if you enjoy powerhouse voices an discovering an overlooked person in music history.
Don't see it if you want an large production was many cast members.
See it if You're interested in music history especially forgotten hero types.
Don't see it if you need a multi-layered complex plot or don't like one-man shows.
See it if If you like the blues or American roots music. Of if you just like to hear the unamplified voice of a great singer
Don't see it if If you don't care for the blues or American roots music
See it if You like the blues and an imaginative retelling of one of the greatest blues musicians of which people know little about.
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows, or the blues.
See it if you love the blues. You'll hear a lot! The guitar-player is terrific.
Don't see it if you dislike one-man shows (hard to decipher wh character speaks). You'll miss words of dialogue/lyrics. Not much bio info. Simple staging.
See it if You like blues. I’m not familiar with Blind Lemon Jefferson so can’t say if his sound is replicated here but the singing is great.
Don't see it if You want to find out any real details about BLJ. There’s very little dialogue or plot line. What there is, is muddled and hard to follow.
See it if you like a one man blues concert by a delightful singer. It is less than 90 minutes
Don't see it if This is not a play , It is less than 90 minutes. To use public transportation on a weekend day in New York, one needs more than this.
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