The Hines Farm Blues Club
About This Episode
During the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Hines Farm — in a rural community outside of Toledo, Ohio — was the location of one of the premier blues clubs in the United States, featuring musicians such as John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Bobby "Blue" Bland and B.B. King. The club featured a who's who of blues and jazz entertainers, and served as a cultural nexus for local African-Americans.
The Hines Farm Blues Club is a tribute to this legendary blues mecca and a sentimental journey through the African-American music scene of the era. Focusing on the history of the Hines Farm Blues Club, the documentary accentuates the relationship between Hines Farm and the booming Toledo-area music scene of the 50s and 60s. Viewers experience how the area inspired the rise of the Toledo blues, jazz, and rhythm and blues scene.