Adventures of a Dutchman in the Mississippi Delta. Cheesehead Blues Re-Cut is a music documentary on the state of the blues set in Clarksdale, Mississippi, birthplace of the delta blues and second home of Theo Dasbach, founder of the amazing Rock & Blues Museum.
In 2011 filmmaker Jan Doense set out on a musical road trip in the Deep South of the U.S.A. While visiting Clarksdale – home of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Ike Turner among others – he met fellow Dutchman Theo “Boogieman” Dasbach, a former international banker who had been sacked by his employer and then decided to move his enormous collection of blues and rock & roll memorabilia from Arum, Friesland to Clarksdale, Mississippi. This became the Rock & Blues Museum, one of the must-see attractions for any music lover visiting Clarksdale.
Besides operating the Rock & Blues Museum – which, sadly, had to permanently close its doors in March 2019 – Theo is also a self-taught musician who loves to ‘barrelhouse in C’ and the organizer of the annual Second Street Blues Party, which hosts local celebrities such as the late T-Model Ford, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry, Selwyn Cooper and Deak Harp, to name but a few.
Cheesehead Blues Re-Cut not only chronicles the adventures of a Dutchman in the Mississippi Delta, but also pictures a town in one of the poorest states of America that has managed to re-invent itself by keeping the blues alive.
Q&A with director + Robbing Banks (live!)
English, Dutch spoken / English subtitles of Dutch conversations