Our Great Day: A Bond with Houston Blues

Director - Ruben Duran

Genre - Documentary

Duration - 52:10

Country - Ireland, United States

Language - English

Year - 2019

SynopsisOur Great Day: A Bond with Houston Blues pays tribute to the African American blues heritage of the largest city in Texas. The story reveals the unlikely relationship between a grand cast of characters from that music community and James Fraher, a Chicago-born photographer who resides in County Sligo, Ireland. The primary focus is a 1998 reunion of over seventy musicians for Fraher to make their group portrait, an event staged in Houston’s Third Ward in a rotunda originally built for the state’s first Jewish congregation. Incorporating video shot between 1995 and 2018, Our Great Day blends diverse elements of local history—social, musical, entrepreneurial, architectural—with blues performances, folklore, and personal reflections by and about individual artists.

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