I had the AMAZING experience of becoming the invitational artist for 2016 Blues Music Awards & Blues Foundation, Memphis TN. WOWIE ZOWIE!! Inductees into Hall of Fame: Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, Eddy Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson..I had to pinch myself. Best comment of the night by Doug MacLeod: "Suzanne, there is a buzz about you with the musicians talking about you. I've been in this business 40+ years, and your painting is the best we've seen where the art captured the spirit & feeling of what we do!"...Holy moly!! We'll hang onto that comment for life!
The best musical experience was 8 hrs of nominees, past winners, icons of the Blues musicians playing 20 min sets produced by Big Llou at Hard Rock Memphis. A year later still feeling the beat!
How 'bout "Blue Z" and Jim Pew, Etta James pianist, practicing!
Favorite photo! Henry Gray & "Blue Z" in 2016. Henry inducted into 2017 Blues Hall of Fame.
Victor Wainright & Wild Roots playing under "Blue Z" artwork on big screen Memphis Convention Center