8x 11 in. Signed Print
For me, Pops is the patron Saint of guitar players. He was an American gospel and R&B musician. A "pivotal figure in gospel in the 1960s and 1970s, "songwriter, guitarist, and singer his voice resonates with a tender and gentle soulfulness. He was the patriarch and member of the singing group The Staple Singers, which included his son Pervis and daughters Mavis, Yvonne, and Cleotha. With encouragement from Martin Luther King Jr., the staple singers wrote some of the most beautiful civil rights anthems in the 1960s. His daughter Mavis summed up her father's words of encouragement to her on being an Artist quite well saying, "simply sing and do it with all your heart and you'll be all right" Mavis Staples was gifted this icon for her 80th birthday :)
I paint him here with his signature all rosewood telecaster guitar being shown the chords to one of my favorite Staples Singers songs "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"