Description Johnny Cash - (February 26, 1932September 12, 2003), born J. R. Cash, was an American singer-songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Primarily a country music artist, his songs and sound spanned many other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll (especially early in his career), as well as blues, folk, and gospel.Cash was known for his deep, distinctive bass-baritone voice, the 'chicka-boom' freight train sound of his Tennessee Three backing band, his demeanor, and his dark clothing, which earned him the nickname 'The Man in Black'. He traditionally started his concerts with the introduction 'Hello, I'm Johnny Cash'.Much of Cash's music, especially that of his later career, echoed themes of sorrow, moral tribulation and redemption. His signature songs include 'I Walk the Line', 'Folsom Prison Blues', 'Ring of Fire', 'Get Rhythm' and 'Man in Black'. He also recorded humorous songs, such as 'One Piece at a Time' and 'A Boy Named Sue', a duet with June Carter called 'Jackson', as well as railroad songs such as 'Hey Porter' and 'Rock Island Line.'
Eric Dee, Boulder Colorado Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement I started painting in the late 70's but would paint typically 2 or so paintings a year. I experimented with everything from portraits and nudes to landscapes. But I was a Rambler, and a bit of an adventurer who suddenly found himself far from his Canadian home and Married with Children and living and starting a career in the corp. world in the mid 80's.
My oil paints and brushes and tools went into a box and wasn't opened again for almost 20 years in late 2007. They had all melted together from years in 100+ degree garage heat and rendered useless other than to stir up old emotions
So I restocked. I had a vision to attack the subject of celebrity portraits in basic monochrome and focus on trying to capture the essence of the character. And so I start with a blank canvas and I paint until all I can hear is the artist perform ( in the case of the musicians at least ) in my head. Then it's time for another. I can't stop this time. I feel like I need to make up for 20 years.
The kids have grown, the Wife is gone and I intend to take this art thing as far as it will go. Welcome to my new adventure. Please feel free to ride along with me. I will do my best to update often. There will be some pieces off on temporary tangents but I have so many artists and talent to pay tribute to and I hope to stay focused on the intended format for the most part.
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