Bayou Maharajah (TBC)

Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.

Documentary | History | Music

Dir. Lily Keber, US, 2013, 90 mins

Cast: James Booker, Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley

Bayou Maharajah Trailer from Lily Keber on Vimeo.



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