Filmmaker Bios
Roger Stolle (Clarksdale, MS)
Owner, Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art

www.cathead.biz
Few people can claim to have had a bigger impact on the Delta blues scene in recent years than Roger Stolle. In addition to owning and operating his famed blues store Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Stolle also co-produced and co-directed the award-winning blues film
M For Mississippi and its two accompanying CD soundtracks. The film received numerous awards including a Blues Music Award in 2009. Stolle also has produced three universally praised CDs and a DVD on St. Louis bluesman Big George Brock. Stolleís recently published book Hidden History of Mississippi Blues has earned raves from critics and readers alike. Stolle also is a Blues Revue columnist and XM Radio correspondent. He was one of the architects and founders of the famed Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale.

Jeff Konkel (St. Louis, MO)
Owner, Broke & Hungry Records

www.brokeandhungryrecords.com
Over the past five years, no label has done more than Jeff Konkelís Broke & Hungry Records to promote the raw wild sounds of the Mississippi Delta. Konkel has produced eight critically acclaimed CDs on veteran Mississippi blues artists. He also co-produced and co-directed the award-winning blues film
M For Mississippi and its two accompanying CD soundtracks. The film received numerous awards including a Blues Music Award in 2009. Konkel also received 2007 Producer of the Year recognition in the Living Blues Awards Criticís Poll. In addition to his production work, Konkel is a veteran public relations practitioner, freelance music journalist and artist manager.

Damien Blaylock (Ridgeland, MS)
Independent Filmmaker

Damien Blaylock is an independent filmmaker, director, producer and photographer. His past projects include the award-winning blues film
M For Mississippi and the documentary Hard Times, which charts the life and music of bluesman Big George Brock. Blaylockís forthcoming projects involve actor/musician Steven Seagal and also include Super Chikan: Child of the Delta and Blind Faith, a documentary on blues sculptor Sharon McConnell.

Bill Abel (Duncan, MS)
Audio Engineer

Mississippi native Bill Abel is an accomplished musician, painter and sculptor. In addition, he is a highly regarded audio engineer who has recorded and mixed more than a dozen critically acclaimed CDs on Mississippi blues artists. Abel served as both audio engineer and a featured musician in the award-winning blues film
M For Mississippi. Abel has issued two solo CDs of his music and another in a duo with veteran harmonica player Cadillac John Nolden. In addition, Abel has served as a sideman on CDs by such artists as Big George Brock, T-Model Ford, Odell Harris and the Mississippi Marvel.

Lou Bopp (New York, NY/St. Louis, MO)
Videographer & Photographer

Lou Bopp is an award-winning commercial location photographer. Heís traveled the world on assignment for clients such as Time Warner, Deutsche Bank, McCann-Erickson, Amex, Sports Illustrated, Y&R and many more. His subjects range from celebrities to CEOs, musicians to technicians. He once shot on three continents on a single day. In recent years, Bopp has photographed a majority of the most significant living blues musicians in Mississippi. Many of his recent blues photos can be found in the book
Hidden History of Mississippi Blues.