He is an Associate Professor and previous Chair of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University.Cross also serves on the University’s Board of Governors and holds a university research chair in interactive documentary filmmaking.
Gray began studying piano at the age of eight with a neighborhood woman, Mrs. A few years later, Gray began playing piano and organ at his local Baptist church, and his family eventually got a piano for the house.
While blues playing was not encouraged within his family's home, Henry did play blues at Mrs.
It was created to develop cinema that empowers people who are ignored by mainstream media, a mandate that has taken the company to explore projects, people and ideas around the world.
Acclaimed King of the Chitlin’ Circuit, Grammy nominated recording artist Bobby Rush has just released his box set 50 Years As A Mississippi Blues Legend.
At a time when most of his contemporaries are resting on their laurels, Bobby Rush continues to be one of the most exciting and creative artists in the R&B/blues arena.
In the last decade Rush has gained new audiences through performances on the Tonight Show, the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, and on festival stages in Europe and Japan.
Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil’ Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.
Daniel Cross is founder of EYESTEELFILM in Montreal, named by Real Screen Magazine as a top 100 non-fiction production company.
He achieved national acclaim with the hits "Chicken Heads" "Sue," "Wearin' It Out," "Ain't Studdin' You," and "Hoochie Man." earning the title "king of the chitlin circuit".
In the early '80s Bobby Rush moved from Chicago to his current home of Jackson, Mississippi, fulfilling his longtime dream of forming his own label “Deep Rush”.
Hot off his Grammy Nomination for “Decisions”, Bobby Rush picked up the 2015 Blues Music Awards highest honor, B. King Entertainer of the Year plus the Best Male Blues Artist Award.