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BUDDY GUY — Painting by Doc Togden. Buddy Guy (born 1936) is one of the greatest living Blues guitarists and vocalists. Buddy Guy is a master of Chicago Blues who has influenced guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jeff Beck. In the 1960s, Buddy Guy played with Muddy Waters as a house guitarist at Chess Records and started a musical partnership with harp player Junior Wells. Eric Clapton once described him as '... the best guitar player alive.' and although I don't always see eye to eye with Eric - I would would not argue with him there.
In 1999 Guy wrote 'Damn Right I've Got the Blues'. with Donald Wilcock. Buddy Guy's autobiography 'When I Left Home: My Story' was published in 2012 and is a beautiful read - a wonderfully human account. #buddyguy #buddyguyslegends #bluesman #bluesguitarist #bluesguitar #chicagoblues #chicagobluesfest #chicagobluesfestival #fenderstratocaster #fenderstrat #stratocaster #electricguitar #electricblues #blueslegend #bluesheroes #bluesmaster #painting #oilpainting #art #portrait #portraiture #artist #fineart #figurativeart #blueshistory #blackhistory #blackmusic #americanmusic @finspeak
User Image arthurwrightart Posted: Dec 30, 2017 3:12 AM (UTC)
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Muddy Waters, Artist Proof
5.5" x 6" image size,
11" x 14" paper size
Linoleum Block Print
by Larry Winston Collins $140
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#adleruniversity #arttherapy #chicagobluesfest #theblues
User Image rickrockiii Posted: Dec 21, 2017 7:59 PM (UTC)

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GRANÁ LOUISE: Painted for Graná Louise by Doc Togden.
Graná Louise, born in 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio. From an early age she loved music, playing the records of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. In her teenage years she remembers she tested her parents patience with the Blues and Rock music, played as loud as possible.
From 1971 to 1973, she trained in classic opera, attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with a scholarship she won with a condensed rendition of West Side Story in which she played every part. 
In 1988 she sought out a jazz club where she asked Eddie Floyd and his band whether she could sit in and they agreed.
She then became influenced by Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Helen Hunnes, and Ida Cox.
Her blues career shifted to Chicago in 1998 when she was recruited by David Murford who saw her perform in St. Paul. He brought her to Doc Pelligrino’s club, Kingston Mines, where she played with JW & the Chi-Town Hustlers. When she finally moved to Chicago, she lived off West Diversy and had her apartment broken into three times before she could even unpack her boxes. She performed all over the city regularly, traveled the states, and eventually overseas. 
Today she cites Etta James, Denise LaSalle, and Koko Taylor as major influences. This is apparent when seeing Grana Louise perform live. When she took the stage for her farewell performance in 2015 at Buddy Guy’s Legend in Chicago, she climbed the stairs using her cane - but cast it off when she reached the mic. She then rocked the house, as she had done many other times before with her characteristic throaty howls. #granalouise #bluesmama #blueswoman #blueslady #bluesdiva #bluessinger #bluesvocals #chicagobluesfestival #chicagobluesfest #blueslegend #blueslegends #bessiesmith #etajames #bluesmusic #chicagoblues
GRANÁ LOUISE: Painted for Graná Louise by Doc Togden.
Graná Louise, born in 1953 in Cincinnati, Ohio. From an early age she loved music, playing the records of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. In her teenage years she remembers she tested her parents patience with the Blues and Rock music, played as loud as possible.
From 1971 to 1973, she trained in classic opera, attending the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with a scholarship she won with a condensed rendition of West Side Story in which she played every part. 
In 1988 she sought out a jazz club where she asked Eddie Floyd and his band whether she could sit in and they agreed.
She then became influenced by Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Helen Hunnes, and Ida Cox.
Her blues career shifted to Chicago in 1998 when she was recruited by David Murford who saw her perform in St. Paul. He brought her to Doc Pelligrino’s club, Kingston Mines, where she played with JW & the Chi-Town Hustlers. When she finally moved to Chicago, she lived off West Diversy and had her apartment broken into three times before she could even unpack her boxes. She performed all over the city regularly, traveled the states, and eventually overseas. 
Today she cites Etta James, Denise LaSalle, and Koko Taylor as major influences. This is apparent when seeing Grana Louise perform live. When she took the stage for her farewell performance in 2015 at Buddy Guy’s Legend in Chicago, she climbed the stairs using her cane - but cast it off when she reached the mic. She then rocked the house, as she had done many other times before with her characteristic throaty howls. #granalouise #bluesmama #blueswoman #blueslady #bluesdiva #bluessinger #bluesvocals #chicagobluesfestival #chicagobluesfest #blueslegend #blueslegends #bessiesmith #etajames #bluesmusic #chicagoblues
User Image doctor_togden Posted: Dec 10, 2017 9:57 PM (UTC)

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JUST FOR FUN: an hour long rendition of ‘Spoonful’. Students joined me in a ragged and rowdy—yet righteously robust—Blues jam. Pumpkin soup and crumpets for our repast and snow falling outside. ‘It might be a spoonful of drizzle - it might be a spoonful of snow; Just one spoon of that pumpkin soup - and we’re all fired up to go.’ #bluesjam #bluesmusic #spoonfull #wheelsoflife #savagecabbage #chicagobluesfest #chicagoblues #bluesharp #bluesharmonica #bluesvocals #bluessinger #singer #singers #vocalist #vocalists #femalevocals #femalevocalist #threeguitars #twobasses #tophat #stovepipehat #bandolier #gimmedatharpboy #crossharp #friends #musicalfriends #comradesinarts #comradesinarms #williedixon #washboardresonators

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