Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Portrait of Nashville 1

Billy Block has been a force on the Nashville music scene for years now. Mr. Block describes himself as an "artist advocate," who seeks out, nurtures, and promotes independent talent in the world of "Americana" or "roots" music. A drummer himself, Block tirelessly works to raise awareness for a truly authentic sound that he describes as America's greatest indigenous musical style. In addition to hosting radio and television, he is well known for his long-running showcase that was originally known as Western Beat, but is now simply "The Billy Block Show."

This image from the sitting I believe successfully illustrates some important aspects of Block's character: his kindness, his honesty, his visionary qualities, and perhaps a hint of the concern that makes him such a successful advocate.

1 comment:

Scott Andrew said...

this is truly an amazing portrait evan. i love everything about it.