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.

T shirts!

Victor Wainright & Wild Roots playing under "Blue Z" artwork on big screen Memphis Convention Center

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