Satan & Adam


Somerville Theatre Sat, Nov 17, 2018 8:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):V. Scott Balcerek
Country:United States
Running Time:78 min
Type of Film:Documentary


Wandering through Harlem in 1986, Adam Gussow, a heartbroken Jewish Ivy Leaguer with a harmonica in his pocket, happened upon the best blues guitar he had ever heard: Sterling “Mr. Satan” Magee, who once played with Etta James, Marvin Gaye, and James Brown. Satan and Adam, an unlikely pair, quickly became a steady duo on the street outside the Apollo Theater, and eventually, through struggles with the music industry and mental illness, a successful band. Satan & Adam is a 23-year odyssey of music and friendship— across races, classes, and generations.


Followed by a Q&A and live blues performance by Adam Gussow and Chris “Stovall” Brown (Nov. 17)


Followed by a Q&A with Adam Gussow (Nov. 18)