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Friday, January 11, 2013

Good Morning Judge (Furry Lewis)

Good Morning Judge (Furry Lewis)
pencil, ink, and acrylic on found wood.
January 2013
Furry Lewis is one of my all time favorite blues cats.  His versions of John Henry and Casey Jones are nothing short of amazing. He has a very fun and laid back vocal delivery and plays a mean as has hell slide. Furry was one of the Memphis blues scene masters, if not thee master.  He made some sweet recordings in the 20's, became a street sweeper in during the depression and was "discovered" again during the folk boom of the late 50's and enjoyed a solid recording career til his death. He just looks like a fun, friendly, wiley ol' cuss.

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