Happy to Have the Blues

Artist, Robert Jr. Whitall

June 14, 2019 – September 5, 2019

Sometimes life comes full circle. Robert Jr. Whitall  would certainly agree. His interest in art was discouraged by his parents but his creative talents would flourish through four decades of photography and music promotion and twenty-four years as the publisher of the nation’s largest circulation blues magazine, Big City Rhythm and Blues (BCRB).  Whitall’s contributions to the blues have been recognized by Blues Foundation with a 1998 “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” and a 2019 Detroit Music “Special Achievement Award.” His Outsider Art reflects the vibrant colors of the Caribbean, the spirit of New Orleans, and the many blues personalities he has know over the years.


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