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Rhythm in Motion

A Musical Bond Between an Unlikely Pair

Jun 09, 2015 | 10 videos
Video by Jenny Schweitzer

In this short documentary, filmmaker Jenny Schweitzer profiles Elijah Staley (known to many as Carolina Slim) and Jeremiah Lockwood. The unlikely duo began busking together in the mid-nineties, and performed old-style rural Piedmont blues for 12 years. "I gave him the opportunity to practice what he knew," says Staley of his much younger counterpart. While filming this documentary, Schweitzer captured the very last time the two would play music together—Staley passed away in February of 2014.

This is the final film in a series about New York's subway musicians.

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Author: Nadine Ajaka

About This Series

A curated series of short films about New York City's subway musicians