Cool Fool, Blues Rockin' The Hammer

a lifetime spent living the Blues in Hamilton (The Hammer), Canada

Juke Joints Jumpin’

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The following drawings & small paintings were done inside some of the various bars & pubs I played and drank in throughout my musical career in the Hammer.  The Kenilworth House.  The Moosehead.   The International.  The Colonial.  Gliders.  All gone now except the Kenilworth.  And especially Kilroys (formely the Park House & currently Ronnie’s Rockets.  And some dance halls around town too.  I sketched with oil based china markers similar to pastels and were very compatible with oil paints.  Some I completed on the spot but mostly I collected ‘information’ and worked on them as necessary at home. And some were turned into black & white woodcuts.

 

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Written by Doug Carter

August 23, 2010 at 10:31 pm

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  1. […] has also put together a terrific show of drawings and prints, evoking Hamilton’s music scene, that is being shown in the Artword Gallery portion of the Artword […]


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