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Bayou Maharajah Brooklyn Screening followed by Tubby

  • Bar LunÀtico 486 Halsey Street Brooklyn, NY, 11233 United States (map)

James Booker fans! Bayou Maharajah is being released Tuesday and is playing at Bar LunÁtico!

Stick around after for live performance from Tubby performing a number of Booker's classics as well as other New Orleans R&B gems 9pm!

This critically acclaimed documentary 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. A wild genius with a style that combined elements of rhythm-and-blues, jazz, ragtime and classical music, he gained the nicknames "Piano Prince of New Orleans", "Black Liberace" and "Bayou Maharajah". Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.