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DEATH LETTER BLUES

TINSLEY ELLIS

Our good friend Eddie 9V and his immensely talented brother Lane produced this track, a cover of the Son House classic “Death Letter Blues”, by Atlanta legend and Blues troubadour Tinsley Ellis. Director/Editor Troy Bieser and cinematographer Jordan Pilgrim took a morning to capture Tinsley doing his thing unadorned. The result is a simply stark but hauntingly beautiful performance video that tells its own story about love and grief through impressionistic frames in black and white. A tip of the hat to Johnny Cash for sure.

The song and video was released along with Tinsley’s album “Naked Truth” on Alligator Records in February 2024.

Check Tinsley on tour all across the country.

CREDITS

DIRECTOR

Troy Bieser

CLIENT

Aligator Records

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Jordan Pilgrim

EDITOR

Troy Bieser

PRODUCER

Troy Bieser

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Chorus Films