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.


Guest Starring: Albert Hall (Assistant D.A.), Ray Templin (Piano Player), Richard Newton (Judge Cooksey), Joe Seneca (Eddie Haynes), Bonnie Bartlett (Lorraine Maslin), Brendan Hughes (Paul Chiarro), Charles McCaughan (Dennis Johnson), John Allen Nelson (Terry Maslin), Mark Rolston (Keith Morrisey), Bob Ellis (Truck Driver), Will MacMillan (Sheriff Guerney), Ryan Sands (Policeman #1), Glenn Morshower (Policeman #2), Walter Wood (Foreperson), Lonny Stevens (Engineer), Suzanne Courtney (Gillian Burns), Brownie McGhee (Himself)



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