52 Snapshots of Life: Week 2–Music

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 My hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is also home to swamp blues, a genre of music that gained popularity in the 1950s and inspired musicians like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Eric Clapton. This mural is just a few miles from my house. It was painted by local artist Charles Barbier and pays homage to a number of area blues musicians and blues venues.

My human mommy and I visited the mural on a cold and drizzly morning, which I suppose is entirely appropriate for the blues. The mural was made possible through a partnership with the Walls Project, Mid City Redevelopment Project, and Cash America Pawn, owners of the wall on which it’s painted. A mural celebrating blues music and musicians on the side of a pawn shop . . .  I guess that seems entirely appropriate, too.

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