BACK PORCH TALES PRESENTS...
written, directed & music by Korey Simeone
episode 2 directed by Jaime Robledo
Tennessee. 1931. A man and his lamb.
2 Eps, 11/16/13 - 11/23/13
Playoffs Run: 5 Eps, 5/17/14, 6/28/14 - 7/19/14
SECOND PLACE PLAYOFFS WINNER
EPISODE ONE (11/16/13) The Slayton County War, Part 1
SUMMARY: When Papa Bub goes out looking for his
lost lamb, he wanders into the territory of the Jub family,
which threatens to break the peace between the two feuding
families. But young Jack Jub is in love with Maybelle Bub...
they've been in love since they were sprats. And when
Maybelle vanishes, the feud may be back on...
Photos by Aaron
EPISODE TWO (11/23/13) The Slayton County War, Part 2
SUMMARY: As Papa Bub and Delmer search for Maybelle,
meet a blind old blues singer named Blind Lemon Custard ("the
'd' is silent"). Blind Lemon and his hands, which have a
life of their own, agrees to help - after insisting on playing a
blues song first. After pointing the Bubs on their way, we
learn that he's actually been paid by Billy Jub - the seemingly
lesser of the two Jub brothers - who had run off
with Maybelle, to throw the Bubs off his trail.
Photos by Marian
EPISODE THREE (5/17/14)
- PLAYOFFS WEEK 1! The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 1
SUMMARY: Blind Lemon Custard tells the story of how
he became the greatest bluesman alive, when one day in his youth
he met a Mr. Zebub at the crossroads. Zebub challenged
Lemon - not yet blind - to a musical duel fo the sort you're
probably familiar with: if Lemon wins, he becomes a great
bluesman. If Zebub wins, he gets Lemon's soul. Lemon
wins handily against Zebub's awful playing, but Zebub forces him
to accept best out of three, on the grounds that Lemon cheated
by understating his abilities. Zebub leads the second
round with a fantastic solo, and a worried Lemon realizes that
he's been played.
EPISODE FOUR (6/28/14)
- PLAYOFFS WEEK 3! The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 2
SUMMARY: Zebub attempts to best Lemon by playing
fiddle. Lemon says he's never played fiddle before... and
yet, after a scratchy start, he suddenly picks it up and, he
believes, bests Zebub to win two out of three. However,
the Big Man downstairs has decided that the match was a draw,
and now Lemon must face his Lieutenant, Mel Phistopholes.
Photos by Aaron
EPISODE FIVE (7/5/14)
- PLAYOFFS WEEK 4! The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 3
SUMMARY: Blind Lemon gets off to a roaring start...
and Mel's too much of a fan of Lemon's to even try to compete
with him. In fact, Mel seems to have a bit of a crush on
Lemon, and sings "All of Me" to the increasingly uncomfortable
musician. However, the awkward serenade is interrupted by
Mrs. Big Man, who is incensed that Mel hasn't followed orders.
So now Lemon will have to face her... and her musical chops
quickly prove that Lemon may be in deep, deep shit.
EPISODE SIX (7/19/14)
- PLAYOFFS WEEK 5! The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 4
SUMMARY: Mrs. Big Man sings up a storm, but Blind
Lemon's song manages to seduce her. It seems he's won... but
suddenly, Hands rebels and won't play for him anymore. It
turns out that Hands has been Mr. Big Man all along. Now Blind
Lemon's in REAL trouble.
EPISODE SEVEN (8/2/14)
- PLAYOFFS WEEK 6! The Ballad of Blind Lemon, Part 5
SUMMARY: Mr. Big Man Lucifer plays a jaunty tune
and Lemon fears he's beat, but he sings an old Negro Spiritual,
and God himself declares Lemon the winner of the contest. And
now only is Blind Lemon now officially declared the best
bluesman ever (ever... ever... ever...), but Mr. Big Man
makes him an offer he can't refuse: after 8,000 years, he's
become tired of running Hell. But he can't get away - the ruler
of Hell must be kind, good-hearted and - unlikely everyone else
in Hell - have a soul. And so Blind Lemon becomes Hell's new
ruler, made immortal and free to play the blues all he wants,
and shape Hell any way he wants. And he takes the name of
Old Scratch. Some day, maybe you might meet him at the