|Magic Slim is known as the personification of a rollicking, electrified blues style, born of a cross-pollination of Mississippi and Chicago influences. A musician for most of his life, Slim's history is quintessential blues: born in the Deep South, he lost a finger in a cotton gin accident and was forced to switch from piano to guitar. He began playing house parties on the weekends at age 11, and after moving to Chicago before he was old enough to be in the bars in which he was performing, his Teardrops have become recognized as the last true Chicago blues band. Recalling Howlin' Wolf with his gruff vocals and no-nonsense, unapologetic delivery, Slim's imposing stature and improvisational tendencies make for a raw blues experience and an unforgettable stage show. Filmed here in 2005 at the Sierra Nevada Brewery, Slim's authentic south-side sound features his trademark vibrato and earthy, irresistible vocals, clearly showing why this group became one of the most popular touring blues bands around.