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Pen and ink sepia from 1978 of the great American composer.

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e-Barry w- world

My life long friend and fellow artist, Barry Bunker RIP. In the “wind caves” of Scottsdale AZ never to miss a gag.

e=Municipal backstage

This was our Shreveport Louisiana “base camp” for much of the filming of ‘The Pardon’ a 2013 period feature film based on a true local story set in the 1930’s. Among the many wonderful memories from this project as a Scenic artist was how our Production designer Anne Stuhler would have me set-up out on location and paint “ol-timey” signs fast and fun!

• The Louisiana Hayride, began a weekly showcase of talented singers, songwriters and performers. Little did anyone realize the impact that would be made from the stage of Shreveport’s Municipal Auditorium. The Louisiana Hayride became known as The Cradle of the Stars, because so many international stars began their careers on this program. Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, are just a few of the acts that went on to stardom after performing on The Louisiana Hayride. Perhaps the most prominent performer to begin his career on the stage made his performance debut October 16th, 1954. That is when the world was introduced to Elvis Presley!

The Hayride was nationally broadcast on CBS radio and became a staple of Armed Forces Radio programming. Although the weekly programming ended in 1960, the Hayride was regularly scheduled through the 60s.

Many African American musicians played at the Municipal Auditorium as well. Blues musician Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter, originally from Shreveport-Bossier, became well-known for his song “Good Night Irene”. Other influential African American musicians who have played at the Municipal Auditorium include James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Bobbie “Blue” Bland and B.B. King.

excerpted from: City of Shreveport Louisiana brochure

Roxburgh-E-02-summertime eg

18″ x 24″ Pen, brush w India & “Rotring” inks on linen paper

an illustration for an Opera we worked on in 1993, it is an unfinished and tragic tale.

e-North Park May egr

a very fine mural w dog and apparatus in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego CA

Freedom ship # 3

Although these paintings were created during during tense times.
They were then and are now a transport to Freedom.

then I am still here

brush with ink on paper

For years I have kept some of this artwork more private for a number of reasons, and feel in response to the ever growing drumbeat of the anti openness and anti gay movement, that has changed.
By nature I tend to keep a low profile, events of late have made it clear those days are gone. Now I think it maybe necessary to pronounce my feelings.

E.G.Roxburgh