This film traces the career of the legendary blues guitarist, who played for 25 years with the Howlin' Wolf Band. His distinctive sound shaped the songs made famous by the Wolf. After the death of Wolf in 1976, Hubert had to reinvent himself as an instrumentalist and as a bandleader. The film includes interviews with Hubert as well as with James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and is highlighted by archival black & white documentary footage from the 1964 folk festival tour of Europe which included Lightnin' Hopkins, Willie Dixon, Sugar Pie Desanto, as well as Hubert and the Wolf. Also included from the Homespun Tapes instructional DVD The Guitar of Hubert Sumlin are several excerpts where Hubert talks and demonstrates his approach to playing the blues. He is joined by a stellar band that includes Jimmy Vivino, Levon Help, Michael Merritt, and David Johansen.