Little Bit's Blues (Little Laura Dukes)
ink and acrylic on found wood, January 2013.
Little Laura Dukes was a huge presence on many a stage and a recording date on Beale Street during Beale Street's heyday, when the likes of Gus Cannon, Jack Kelley, and Will Batts ruled the town. Standing 4' 9", she was the "utility" string player, and she loved the uke. She was affectionately called "Little Bit" by her peers.