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2011 Jazz Fest Poster Features Buffett

February 15th, 2011

The official 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest poster, dubbed “Busking Out: Becoming Jimmy Buffett,” features a young Jimmy painted by Garland Robinette:

An accomplished romantic realist, Robinette offers a look back at Mississippi-born Buffett playing for passers-by on a French Quarter street corner circa 1967, bygone blond hair bobbing to the rhythm of his acoustic guitar. Busking is slang for performing in the street for tips.

The artist captures Buffett’s sunny persona perfectly in with what seems to be a beam of celestial light piercing the steamy south Louisiana sky. Robinette’s somber handling of the balconied Creole townhouse in the background is a nice contrast with the cascade of buoyant colors in Buffett’s Hawaiian shirt and the scarlet parrot fluttering in the distance..

You can get your own copy of the poster at art4now.com

Buffett will perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on May 7th.

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