"Blues for Willadean" Poster
"Blues for Willadean" Poster
Debby Holiday as "The Blues Singer"
Debby Holiday as "The Blues Singer"

Singing the opening song of the film "The Trailer Trash Blues" (written by Joe Patrick Ward).

Beth Grant as "Willadean Winkler"
Beth Grant as "Willadean Winkler"

From the film "Blues for Willadean"

David Steen as "J.D. Winkler"
David Steen as "J.D. Winkler"

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

Dale Dickey as "Rayleen Hobbs"
Dale Dickey as "Rayleen Hobbs"

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

"Blues For Willadean" Cast
"Blues For Willadean" Cast

Dale Dickey, Beth Grant and Octavia Spencer

David Steen and Dale Dickey
David Steen and Dale Dickey

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

Dale Dickey and Beth Grant
Dale Dickey and Beth Grant

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

David Steen and Beth Grant
David Steen and Beth Grant

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

"The Trailer Trash Blues"
"The Trailer Trash Blues"

Sung by Debby Holiday as "The Blues Singer".

Rayleen and Her Knome Collection
Rayleen and Her Knome Collection

Dale Dickey as "Rayleen". From the film "Blues for Willadean".

On Set of "Blues for Willadean"
On Set of "Blues for Willadean"

With some of the cast and crew including Emerson Collins (producer), Dale Dickey ("Rayleen") and writer/director Del Shores.

Joe Patrick Ward & Del Shores
Joe Patrick Ward & Del Shores

At L.A. after-party for the premiere of "Blues for Willadean".

Joe Patrick Ward & Beth Grant
Joe Patrick Ward & Beth Grant

During a break from filming the gospel number "If You Believe, You Can Achieve". (written by Joe Patrick Ward).

Joe Patrick Ward & Dale Dickey
Joe Patrick Ward & Dale Dickey

On set.

Joe Patrick Ward & Gospel Choir
Joe Patrick Ward & Gospel Choir

During a break from filming the musical sequence "If You Believe, You Can Achieve". In Atlanta, Georgia.

Joe Pat,David Steen,Emerson Collins
Joe Pat,David Steen,Emerson Collins

At a Q&A for the film.

Joe Pat at the L.A. Film Premiere
Joe Pat at the L.A. Film Premiere
Theatre Lobby Poster
Theatre Lobby Poster
Joe Pat with Dale and Beth
Joe Pat with Dale and Beth

At film's premiere in Los Angeles.

Joe Pat and Producer Louise Beard
Joe Pat and Producer Louise Beard

At the after-party for the "Blues for Willadean" premiere in Los Angeles.

Dale, Ted, Joe Pat and David
Dale, Ted, Joe Pat and David

During a break of shooting the bar scene with Dale and David. Actor Ted Detwiller has a cameo.

Joe Pat & Film Editor Luis Colina
Joe Pat & Film Editor Luis Colina

At the after-party for the "Blues for Willadean" premiere in Los Angeles.

On set of "Blues for Willadean"
On set of "Blues for Willadean"
Joe Pat, Dale and David
Joe Pat, Dale and David

At L. A. premiere.

Joe Pat and Emerson Collins
Joe Pat and Emerson Collins
Joe Pat, Dale and David
Joe Pat, Dale and David

At L.A. premiere.

Joe Pat, Debby and Del
Joe Pat, Debby and Del
Dinner in Atlanta with Cast/Crew
Dinner in Atlanta with Cast/Crew
Dale, Joe Pat and Emerson
Dale, Joe Pat and Emerson

At screening and Q&A for film.

Joe Pat and Debby Holiday
Joe Pat and Debby Holiday
L.A. Premiere with Cast/Crew
L.A. Premiere with Cast/Crew
Joe Patrick Ward and Del Shores
Joe Patrick Ward and Del Shores
DVD and Blu-Ray Cover
DVD and Blu-Ray Cover

For the film "Blues for Willadean".

Stage Version: Beth and Dale
Stage Version: Beth and Dale

From the play "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife", on which the film is based.

Joe Patrick Ward & Debby Holiday
Joe Patrick Ward & Debby Holiday

Publicity shot for the stage play "Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife". (photo by Rosemary Alexander).

Book Signing for the Published Play
Book Signing for the Published Play

(from left) Del Shores, Ed Baran, Joe Patrick Ward, Jason Dottley.

At Book Signing
At Book Signing

(from left) Joe Patrick Ward, Jason Dottley, Beth Grant and Octavia Spencer.

Octavia Spencer & Debby Holiday
Octavia Spencer & Debby Holiday

At book signing in Los Angeles.

Original Stage Cast
Original Stage Cast

From the original production of "Trailer Trash Housewife". (from left) Joe Patrick Ward, Dale Dickey, Octavia Spencer, Beth Grant and David Steen.

Photos from "Blues for Willadean"