Got an image from a buddy's granddaughter that reminded me of you.
Often Imitated. NEVAH DUPLICATED. ROBERTOREG KEEP THANGS SIMPLICATED!
The first portion of the Friday, September 4, 2009 interviews
Hated to see old Tuskaloosa get papered with eviction notices today but it's gonna get a whole lot more worser Oct. 10 & then after that everybody's gonna want Christmas but nobody's gonna want to pay their bills. Better stock up on doors and door jambs because they're gonna be kicking 'em down in these crowded houses this winter.
Just finished watching The Beatles Anthology on VH1. What an impact those four cats have had on my life and they've been broken up now for over 40 years! Such a wonderful vibe! They opened the generation gap over 45 years ago and now they bring generations together!
show details 8:18 PM (1 hour ago)
Here's Jay Scott's website:
Subject: ANOTHER DOTHAN MUSICIAN PASSES
Your blogspot has become a communication point...I enjoy it...thanks.
I'm an ol' time picker (still picking, but working for the Florida guvment!)... relocated from Dothan...I met you at Norman Andrews' benefit, but you may not recall! That aside, a long-time Dothan drummer, Little Larry "Ho Daddy" Holmes, has passed. We were on the road much more than playing locally around Dothan... and it's been years, but I know his many friends and fellow pickers should know. I would appreciate your passing the sad info along. I was on the road with Larry for years. He never received the recognition he deserves....he had "real soul"....which is very rare. We'll miss him.
From: "Hodges James"
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. – (Oct. 21, 2008) – The Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) proudly announces Michael McCarty as the "2009 Artist of the Year." Now in its sixth year, the Artist of the Year program allows the TDC to showcase one of the area’s many talented local artists, while promoting the destination’s rich cultural offerings and thriving arts community.
"With nearly twenty entries from gifted local artists, it’s always a challenge to select just one," said Mary Brown, member of the TDC Council and chair of the New Product Development Committee. "Michael’s contemporary style and representation of the destination’s focus on arts and culture and high quality of life just stood out among the rest and the committee found him to be a perfect addition to the program."
McCarty produces contemporary, modern art work and traditionally works with acrylic on canvas, but has been known to experiment with mixed media. His canvases are filled with an abundance of color, sometimes brilliant and sometimes muted, but always interwoven with subtle visual suggestions. His styles range from abstract to figurative to botanical and everything in between.
Michael McCarty began his career shortly after graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Fine Arts in Visual Design. His "one man show" of abstracts and graphic pieces held at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was his first forum to share his work with the public. Shortly after the show, he accepted a position as "designer-illustrator" with the internationally acclaimed Graphics group Studio in Atlanta. About five years later, he started working with songwriter and music producer Buddy Buie of the Atlanta Rhythm Section and created the album cover art for all the major Atlanta Rhythm Section albums. He went on to design the artwork for dozens of albums working directly with recording artists and their managers including such well-known musicians as Little Richard, James Brown, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Lynyrd Skynyrd among many others. McCarty has served as the Album Packaging Chairman for the Grammy Award’s as well as written a quarterly newsletter column for the Recording Academy. He later began painting abstracts for Richard Tubb and Loretta Goodwin Gallery in Birmingham, which brought him back into the world of fine art and his work has been on display in the Page O’Connor Fine Art gallery since 1998.
Since moving to Beaches of South Walton a couple of years ago, McCarty has quickly become an integral part of the local community. He is a member of Friends of Eden, the Cultural Arts Association, P.O.E.T.S of Grayton Beach and the Seaside Chapel. He is also a board member and artist for the Emerald Grand "Art on the Harbor."
The TDC’s New Product Development Committee created the Artist of the Year program as a way to showcase a local artist and bring awareness to the thriving arts community in Beaches of South Walton. Each year, the committee selects an artist that exemplifies the Beaches of South Walton brand and whose artwork represents one or more of the destination’s attributes including nature and heritage, high quality of life, arts and culture and quality dining and shopping. Through marketing, public relations and community relations activities by the TDC, the artist receives exposure throughout the year. In addition, the artist creates a commissioned piece to be placed in a public venue as part of the TDC’s Art in Public Places program.