"Blues for Willadean" Poster
"Blues for Willadean" Poster
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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).

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

From the film "Blues for Willadean"

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

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

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

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

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

Dale Dickey, Beth Grant and Octavia Spencer

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David Steen and Dale Dickey
David Steen and Dale Dickey

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

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Dale Dickey and Beth Grant
Dale Dickey and Beth Grant

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

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David Steen and Beth Grant
David Steen and Beth Grant

From the film "Blues for Willadean".

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

Sung by Debby Holiday as "The Blues Singer".

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Rayleen and Her Knome Collection
Rayleen and Her Knome Collection

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

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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.

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

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

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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).

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

On set.

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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.

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

At a Q&A for the film.

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

At film's premiere in Los Angeles.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

At L. A. premiere.

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

At L.A. premiere.

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

At screening and Q&A for film.

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

For the film "Blues for Willadean".

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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.

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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).

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

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

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At Book Signing
At Book Signing

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

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Octavia Spencer & Debby Holiday
Octavia Spencer & Debby Holiday

At book signing in Los Angeles.

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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.

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Photos from "Blues for Willadean"