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Introducing "Bluesmen" series from VS

Art Fawcett

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As many of you know, I went to the Fedorafest IV in Memphis/Covington last May and came away with ideas for hats that I would not have thought of before. I started looking at names of some of the great Blues musicians both current and past, along with other people/ entities associated with the blues and came away with so many ideas my head hurt!!!!
So, without further ado, please let me show you just a couple of hats to start this line
Please meet "Gatemouth"
Gatemouth2-vi.jpg

Steel pure beaver
Brim = raw edged 2 1/2"
Silk Finish
5 1/2' crown open
4 1/2" creased in Diamond
ribbon color "glen"

When going to Beale street in Memphis with my friend the first thing he pointed out was a store there that had been there for generations and the owner was a good friend of his. The name of the store sent me through the roof with ideas, it was called "Tater Red's"
Please meet "Tater Red"

TaterRed1-vi.jpg


color= Cabernet , pure beaver
brim = raw edge. 2 3/8"
crown= 5 1/2" open, 4 1/2"creased in what I would call "Double diamond"
ribbon color "cream"

TaterRed3-vi.jpg


What do you think guys? Ed has already started making pages for them ( 8 total right now, more coming) for my website and I'm busy getting ready for a road trip to LA but in the next few weeks they will be available for sale. These are just the first two. Want to see more?
 
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seabass

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[QUOTE Want to see more?[/QUOTE]
Heck Yea !:cool:
Art im going to see this great artist tomorrow ! Billy Boy Arnold
[video=youtube;txD7lTozEE4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=txD7lTozEE4&list=PL90B08AF49D568415[/video]
Man you got me Stompin ! Killer Hats !!!
 
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RBH

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Very nice Art... I have already posted about Pinetop Perkins elsewhere.
But would you by chance be talking about the one and only Gatemouth Brown?

[video=youtube;nLsO7Ld0oW8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLsO7Ld0oW8[/video]
 

DJH

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Very cool. I especially like the Gatemouth. The Steel felt works really well with that colour ribbon.

Actually - the Honeyboy is stunning too!

Nice to see some new editions, Art.
 
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Art Fawcett

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Very nice Art... I have already posted about Pinetop Perkins elsewhere.
But would you by chance be talking about the one and only Gatemouth Brown?

To be politically correct I have to mention there were two "Gatemouth"s but yes, the inspiration came from Gatemouth Brown. Can you see the lips?
 

randooch

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Art, you are as tireless as your creations are timeless.

(Something tells me that Muddy Waters mightn't make an appearance.)

Legacy hats, to be sure.

:)
 

Art Fawcett

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Art, you are as tireless as your creations are timeless.

(Something tells me that Muddy Waters mightn't make an appearance.)

Legacy hats, to be sure.

:)
Thank you Randall, you bet he's on the list. There are just so many it's hard to imagine. So far the biggest challenge is SRV since he wore westerns with lets say, flair?
 

Art Fawcett

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I should add also Gentlemen that for those who haven't had the opportunity to spend time in the shop with me, there is a constant stream of music, mainly the Blues, playing at all times. Thank goodness there are no camera's because one man dancing has been known to occur. Often I can't hear the phone between the music and the machines. It's what gets me through the day with a smile so a series of Bluesmen SO fits. I may never run out of great names!!!
 

Thunderball

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Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Woilf's guitar player) always wore hats in his later years. [video=youtube;hPCPm0FPNk8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCPm0FPNk8[/video]
John Lee Hooker always wore hats.
[video=youtube;uDBz4ASw6uU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDBz4ASw6uU[/video]
Willie Dixon (Peg Leg- he had a wooden leg)and he wrote abunch of Chicago "standards"[video=youtube;gOF1ROkvBbA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOF1ROkvBbA[/video] etc..

I better quit for now.
 

Thunderball

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I Saw SRV in B'ham with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, in Nashville with the Gregg Allman Band and in B'ham with Omar and the Howlers. ANd for a Memphis tie in ALBERT KING
[video=youtube;gZB57b3lPQE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZB57b3lPQE&feature=related[/video]
 

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