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Offered for sale a one-of-a-kind, original painting by well-known outsider artist Lamar Sorrento. The signed painting is acrylic on panel and framed. The custom shadowbox frame originally cost $400 from a professional framer. The painting, including frame, measures 25.75” X 36”. The painting shows Buddy Holly and the Crickets at the height of their popularity. They are preforming in concert at the London Palladium in 1958.

Sorrento is a well known, self-taught painter from Memphis, Tennessee. He is also a musician, therefore his paintings focus on fellow musicians and musical themes.
Sorrento’s paintings hang in most of the House of Blues, and decorate the walls of celebrities like Neil Young, Drew Barrymore, Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Page, Morgan Freeman, Susan Sarandon, Lucinda Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Keith Richards. His paintings are featured on more than 30 album covers.

This painting would make an excellent addition to your collection. It's likely to increase in value.

(Source: WMC Action News 5)
You’ll soon be able to see towering works of art around Memphis, thanks to Gibson Guitars.
Gibson Guitar Factory unveiled their latest charity project, GuitarTown, on Friday morning.
The new eight-foot guitars cannot make music, but they will be seen around the city, designed by Memphis artists to help Memphis charities.
"What city deserves this more than Memphis?” Gibson general manager David Winter said. “As far as honoring Memphis and musicians, and the proceeds will go to two Memphis foundations, the Memphis Charitable Foundation and ALSAC St. Jude."
In Spring 2017, the works of art will be auctioned off to charity.
The guitars were commissioned by local artists like Debbie Richmond, Damon Nabors, and Lamar Sorrento.
"It feels good, you know.  It's the first time I'm doing something worthwhile this week,” Sorrento said.
Sorrento’s artwork was dedicated to one of his favorite Memphis legends, B.B. King.
"He played Lucilles all during the sixties,” Sorrento said. “I just wanted it to look like that, because I thought that was the coolest looking guitar ever."
Before the guitars go up for auction, you’ll be able to see them across the city of Memphis.

She and Mr. Overby live in a bright two-level house in the hills above Studio City. Posters from her concerts cover a wall near the kitchen, where she does much of her songwriting. The living room has blocky portraits of Howlin' Wolf, Guitar Slim and other musicians painted by folk artists such as Lamar Sorrento. Ms. Williams brought out a book by Birney Imes, whose photographs of juke joints in the South she used for the cover of "Car Wheels" and the graffiti-covered interior shots for "Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone."
Instead of another album cover with her face on it, "I just wanted something tough and visceral," she said.

Art is an honest day’s work for Lamar Sorrento. The 65-year-old folk artist hasn’t worked a “normal” job since 1991, but he says that painting for a living isn’t much different.

“For most of my life I worked a lot of day jobs, made a lot of albums and stuff working part time as a musician,” he says. “When I came back to Memphis 25 years ago, I decided to be an artist. So I started at the point where every good artist does: broke.”

Sorrento’s work — which can be seen across the South in the form of murals and commission pieces — showcases a penchant for bright, acrylic caricatures of blues legends, rock musicians and barbecue joints from the past and present. “I can’t even draw with a pencil,” he jokes. “I just kind of shape it with a brush. It took me a long time at first because I didn’t know what I was doing.”

With no formal training, Sorrento picked up a brush 25 years ago and decided to paint a few of his favorite musicians on a whim. At the beginning, painting was a challenge. “You ever try to paint? It’s hard, he says. “I originally got started because I just wanted a few things to hang up in my house.”

Sorrento learned to paint in private and didn’t think much of his own work at first. However, his bright, colorful acrylic portraits of forgotten musicians like Django, Memphis Minnie, Son House and more soon drew attention.  “It took me a lot of time at first because I didn’t know what I was doing,” he says. “The paintings just started to pile up in the back of my house.”

A New Orleans-based friend and gallery owner noticed Sorrento’s large stack of unseen paintings. He shipped a set to New Orleans and, to his surprise, they all sold. Soon after, commission work began to pile on. “It just sort of started off small and spread out eventually,” he says. “That’s just how things happen, you know?”

A laid-back Southern soul, Sorrento embodies the stereotype of the slow-talking drifter with his ever-present sunglasses and cowboy hat. He still records and performs his own self-designated genre of music, “hardcore Delta space jam blues.” “I’m just a part-time musician,” he says. “Full-time around here would be on Beale Street every night at the casinos.”

Reviewed 4 June 2015
I was in Memphis recently with a couple of girlfriends, and we had the distinction of being taken on an insider's tour of the city by a native 'outsider artist'. The artist was Lamar Sorrento, and the first place he took us was to supper at Central Barbecue. The restaurant is filled with outsider art, most of it in the form of murals by Sorrento, bright, colorful, and mostly focused on Memphis and Mississippi delta musicians, in other words, the founders of blues and rock 'n' roll.

I ordered a half-rack of dry ribs. Lamar convinced one of my friends (one with less experience with ribs than I have had), to order a whole one, on the theory that ribs are half bone, after all. The ribs were excellent, crusty on the outside and juicy on the inside. I was barely able to finish mine, and my friend doggy-bagged half of hers, only because a whole rack is close to two feet long, and the ribs are meaty, despite being half bones.

The sides were mighty fine, too. I had turnip greens and potato salad, both delicious, and of course plenty of sweet tea. Word was that the banana pudding was to die for, and I expect it was, but was too done in by the ribs to stay for dessert.

One stands in line near the door to order, but servers bring the food to the table.The servers were pleasant and didn't waste time announcing their names, and harassing us about how we were doing. Seating was available inside and out, and there was decent live music. The location is downtown. I will be back.

24"x24" Original Acrylic on thin plywood.

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Tennessee folk artist and musician Lamar Sorrento masterfully combines his obsessions with music and art into bold, colorful paintings of musicians and the music "scene". Equally as colorful as his paintings, Lamar's works are widely known and collected by an ever growing list of national celebrities and appreciative mainstream art collectors.