Matlock/The Blues Singer

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The Blues Singer
Season 3, Episode 19
Airdate May 9, 1989
Written by Joel Steiger
Directed by Leo Penn
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The Blues Singer is the nineteenth episode of the third season of Matlock, and the sixty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Andy Griffith (Ben Matlock), Nancy Stafford (Michelle Thomas), Julie Sommars (Julie March) (credit only)

and Kene Holliday (Tyler Hudson) (credit only)

Special Guest Stars: Joe Seneca (Eddie Haynes)

and Bonnie Bartlett (Lorraine Maslin)

Guest Stars (in alphabetical order): Elyssa Davalos (Suzanne Cullen), Brendan Hughes (Paul Chiarro), Charles McCaughan (Dennis Johnson), John Allen Nelson (Terry Maslin), Mark Rolston (Keith Morrisey)

Special Musical Performances by: Brownie McGhee

Co-Starring: Suzanne Courtney (Gillian Burns), Bob Ellis (Truck Driver), Albert Hall (Assistant D.A. Corbalis), Will MacMillan (Sheriff Guerney), Glenn Morshower (Policeman #2), Richard Newton (Judge Cooksey), Ryan Sands (Policeman #1), Lonny Stevens (Engineer), Ray Templin (Piano Player), Walter Wood (Foreperson)


Plot Overview

Matlock defends an old-time blues singer accused of robbing and killing a young rock star who befriended him.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Joe Seneca, who plays the blues singer accused of murder in this episode, was an R&B singer/songwriter in real life before becoming an actor.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments