A few years ago I asked for a great challenge (from Earl Reece at the Earl Smith Strand) for my show that year. Earl mentioned how much he loved the musicians I had done a few years prior and how great he thought a show full of musicians would be. After my initial excitement I realized that I was quite rusty at painting people (it had been years after all). I pushed through and had a blast getting ready for that show through finding musicians who were not only wonderful to listen to but fun to sketch as well.
For a huge part of my inspiration for the show I only had to wander a half mile up to the Marietta Square to catch the bluegrass players outside of the Australian Bakery every Tuesday night. What characters and fabulous musicians! These sketches are of our local bluegrass artists… they are not exact but you might be able to recognize a few local characters!