Former Jimmy Dawkins and Hip Linkchain side guitarist Keith Scott, based out of lower Michigan, has added drawing to his repertoire of skills.
Scott performs his music solo in Chicago, throughout the Midwest and in the Pacific Northwest, where he fly fishes for trout when not on stage. Drawing is something Scott has taken up in recent months and his work, though in its infancy, is remarkable. He enjoys depicting the blues artists he loves, as well as legendary boxers.
"I became interested in drawing because I always enjoyed the energy and flair the great blues artists expressed in their performances," Scott told Blues Music Now. "I am starting to appreciate the bond between the artists and the community they shared. I also always enjoyed the colors of their outfits, as well as the hats and jewelry they wore. My depiction of blues people has been a natural progression from my first attempts at drawing Native American art."
For more information on Scott, or to discuss his music and art with him, visit keithscottblues.com.
Images (in order) depict Peetie Wheatstraw, Mississippi John Hurt, Junior Wells, Brownie & Sonny, Charley Patton, Johnny D. Holeman, Johnny Littlejohn and Robert Petway.