Joe Everson is a man of many talents. Before becoming a professional painter and photographer (and the owner of Joe’s Studio), the South Carolinian sang in a traveling quartet! This past weekend, his artistic and musical talents combined in an incredible, unique National Anthem performance at a Toledo Walleye hockey game.
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During Joe’s performance, he literally speed-paints and sings at the same time, he quickly maneuvers back and forth between a canvas and a table where he has all of his supplies, covering the canvas with shades of blue and black while continuing to sing. It’s amazing how beautiful his tones are while moving like that! His voice is spectacular, and it’s certainly interesting to watch him at work, but the audience isn’t sure what Joe is painting…
What the audience doesn’t realize– until the very end of the song– is that Joe has been painting upside down! He flips the canvas on its top, as he sings his final notes, and immediately several cheers erupt from the audience as people see what he’s painted. Some people (myself included) still don’t see what he’s done until one, final brush stroke adds a pop of red and white to the painting.
He has painted the famous image from the Battle of Iwo Jima from World War II… and it is truly breathtaking!
Check out this incredible tribute below and share today!
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