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 San Antonio Texas 1936 
A hungry record man discovers a musical genius ...
Robert Johnson and the race records, reimagined
DEVIL DEAL BLUES re-imagines blues genius
Robert Johnson's first recording session.
"We are creating a new film about Robert Johnson.  Where past movies
have been documentaries, or they've obsessed with the myth of
Johnson's deal with the devil, we focus on his record deal.
really a history drama in the way Shakespeare did it -- creating a
dramatic portrait of the time, the music, and Johnson's character.
We're going to spend time in a Juke joint, in jail, and in Johnson's
first recording session.  And there will be great music.
This movie goes to a different Crossroads. We're most interested in the
characted of Robert Johnson, in his time, making a hard deal with
a hungry record man."
from Director Robert Brink

 DEVIL DEAL BLUES is being considered by the San Antonio Film Commission in this there last week of finalists reviews!

The San Antonio Blues Society has been involved with and will continue to work with and support Mr. Brink and his team on their amazing project, DEVIL DEAL BLUES. The events of 1936 at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio is commerated every year with our production of the Robert Johnson S.A. Sessions. Along with our Member Sponsor and Corporate Partner, the Sheraton-Gunter Hotel, the San Antonio Blues Society looks to preserve and promote not only Blues music, but the history of Robert Johnson and the effect he and other and the Delta Bluesman have on music from yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Good luck Robert Brink and Crew!

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More from Director Robert Brink ...Thanks to your support, Devil Deal Blues continues to gather steam, writing grants to raise the balance of our budget.We are finalists for the HBO Young Producers' Development Grant and the San Antonio Student Film Grant!  Would you do the project a big favor today?  We could use your help.  Go Like Devil Deal Blues on Facebook (if you haven't already), and invite a few friends to, as well?  https://www.facebook.com/DevilDealBlues ... The San Antonio grant is worth $25,000 -- much of our shooting budget, and one of their main criteria is how strong the project is in social media.  


Due to a sudden medical emergency, The Nighthawks will not be able to perform at this year’s
Fiesta Blues Heritage Series.  Our best wishes to The Nighthawks ...

Sunday 4/29/12 Noon • Admission $15 • Advance $12

The 2012 Fiesta Blues Heritage Series will be a GREAT mix of classic and roadhouse Blues - ALL TEXAS BLUES - perfect for a Sunday afternoon, last day of Fiesta.  The beautful pavillion at Historic Sunset Station will once again host SABS' spring celebration of blues music.  Internationally acclaimed Omar and the Howlers are featured as well as Texas Guitar Legend Bobby Mack.  Special guests will be the blues masters Texas Terraplanes, member artists of the San Antonio Blues Society.

Videos and other tasty samples

OMAR AND THE HOWLERS Born on the Bayou  video

BOBBY MACK All Your Love (I Miss Loving)  video

TEXAS TERRAPLANES Hosting SABS Wed Nite Blues Jam 1-25-12  video fotos



PHOTO GALLERY SHOTS View the events from last year's show click here 

2011 SAM BAIRD SCHOALARSHIP WINNERS AWARDED   The San Antonio Blues Society is proud to award Steven Sellers, Mitch Moser, and Julia Masters this year's Sam Baird Scholarships ... All three high school seniors received their awards on stage at the 2011 Fiesta Blues Heritage Series ... Steven graduates from Robert E. Lee High School, Mitch Moser from Wheatland Academy, and Julia from Health Careers High School ...

(l-r) Mitch Moser, Steven Sellers Jr., Julia Masters
VP/Education Johnny Cockerell in the background
Candy Baird addresses the winners and audience,
appreciating the annual scholarships awarded in honor
of her late husband, Sam Baird