22 – Mississippi John Hurt 1892-1966


As much as I love a good face, I love a good story too. John Hurt was discovered in 1928 and made a few recordings. He was much appreciated, but the depression struck, and he was forgotten for 36 years. He worked as field hand, picking cotton or corn, and working cattle. It wasn’t until 1963 that the world found him again. For the last 3 years of his life, he enjoyed a measure of fame including a featured spot at the Newport Blues festival.
My husband introduced his wonderful earthy music to our family in the early 1980’s, good music to raise children on. This is being reposted from 2012, as this painting is still available.

This is a hand-painted watercolor, 8.5″ x 11″ and it is for sale for $175.00.
If you’d like to buy it, use the paypal button below or contact me. All money received goes directly to endangered species conservation.




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26 thoughts on “22 – Mississippi John Hurt 1892-1966”

  1. i know the music of John Hurt!! Your painting is so beautiful… makes me wonder how many other John Hurt’s there were out there – forgotten… thanks for sharing! xoxo

  2. Oh my….! This is a gorgeous drawing, the shades and all, his eyes! Well done! 🙂
    I do’t think I’ve heard his music.. maybe I should look it up.. 🙂

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