Music has played a pivotal role in my life since my youth. Even today I can hear a song that I haven’t heard in decades and remember the lyrics, as well as the emotions and memories associated with it from that particular time. As a narrative artist I enjoy researching the history of the blues, country, jazz, rock and Americana – finding those story gems that have been forgotten or overlooked. This musical influence can be seen in my work as it incorporates elements of poetry, portraiture, and genre through text, symbolism, and style. It was with purpose I created my small images the same size as a CD cover, the round images to resemble a 45 record, the mat and frame similar to a 78 album cover.