Thanks, Phil Weisman, for passing along this great black and white photo.
photo: Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart’s photography is being featured at the Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, in Saint Louis, Missouri:
photos: Marty Stuart
MARTY STUART: THE ART OF COUNTRY MUSIC
October 3, 2014 – January 3, 2015
This exhibition features rare memorabilia once owned by some of the legends of country music, including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Porter Wagoner from the collection of country music star, Marty Stuart. The exhibition is augmented by a large selection of Stuart’s own photographs of country music stars, among them Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson and Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, which are a photographic love letter to the founders of country music.
Stuart is a leading collector of roots music memorabilia and a photographer of roots founders. His work is the focus of several monographs, including Pilgrims: Sinners, Saints, and Prophets (1999) and Country Music: The Masters (2008). As a musician, Stuart has performed and recorded with music legends including Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, and is destined to join their ranks as one of country music’s most influential stars. He and His Fabulous Superlatives will perform in concert on the night of the exhibit opening on October 3, 2014.
A pair of Willie Nelson’s braids went for $37,000 during a massive Sunday auction of outlaw country singer Waylon Jennings’ personal belongings.
Guernsey’s, a New York City-based auction house, staged the auction at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. The collection included over 2,000 items.
Items drew in thousands of dollars: Jennings’ 1978 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car drew $30,000 while a pair of country legend Hank Williams’ boots went for $8,000.
A rare 1958 motorcycle originally owned by Buddy Holly failed to attract bids with its asking price of $50,000.
Jay Blakesberg Photography has lots more great photos from 2014 LOCKN festival.