Friday, April 10, 2009

darin gray at dunaway books

About 4 or 5 years ago Eric Hall put a show together in the basement of Dunaway Books. It featured a piano extraordinaire from San Francisco named Thollem McDonas, Granite City’s mind bending bass player Darin Gray and Mr. Hall himself. The show was one of those things you feel lucky to have seen and heard. The basement of Dunaway is nothing but rows and rows of shelves with books, the trio set up where they could and went to work. I snapped a few photos and always liked the one of Darin sitting down playing his bass with a cymbal mallet. So I tucked it away and waited for the right time to start a painting of it. That time came on Monday Apr 6.

now playing - Grand Ulena