by Susan Cohen
When the Lowcountry Blues Bash is going on, you’re obviously going to hear a ton of blues at venues around town. That’s a no-brainer. But the fest also reaches into other media, including film.
The Halsey is getting in on the action with a free screening of Nothing to Prove: The Story of Mac Arnold’s Return to the Blues, a documentary by Stan Woodward. The South Carolina-born Arnold found fame as a bluesman, playing with greats like James Brown and Muddy Waters, before moving to the upstate town of Pelzer. In 2005, he formed Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues (who will perform Feb. 12 and 13 at the bash) and released Nothin’ to Prove, an experience Woodward captured.
The screening will take place on Fri. Feb. 11 in room 309 of the Simons Center for the Arts (54. St. Philip St.). After the film, Woodward will be on hand to lead a Q&A section.
For more info, visit the Halsey's website or call (843) 953—HICA.