me and george spose to be doing this project, his works my words

we both feed off memphis, hoodoo and the blues

among memphis black artists, george the man & my memphis elder, i defer to him -
so its hard hard working w/him cause he even more diffident than i am - george on his own planet & you catch him when you can

will take me years to get stories done right - ima just get started (jan 2006) ima work em out here, watch me sweat

"George Hunt was born in rural Louisiana, near Lake Charles, and his grandmother noted early in life that he had the power to "see thangs."
"His mother-in-law owned a jukejoint establishment in Helena, Arkansas called the Dreamland Cafe. There George listened to blues legends like Sonny Boy Williamson and watched the patrons dance, drink, eat catfish, court, sport and score. His experience has been steeped in the music and life passages of blues people." "Mr. Hunt spent three decades teaching art education and coaching at George Washington Carver High School in Memphis before dedicating full time to painting. He now works in a studio overlooking world-famous Beale Street. Ninety-nine percent of what George Hunt paints come from the Southern African-American experience, especially the folk tradition, civil rights movement, the mythic heroism of Black manhood and of course blues music and culture "