13.5” x 7”
Minnie was one of the most influential and pioneering blues singers and guitarists of all time. A tough and independent woman who favored elegant jewelry and dresses, she always stood up for herself and did not hesitate to go fist to cuffs in bars, even pulling a knife from her ballgown. A runaway from her family home in Walls, Miss, she got her start on Beale Street at the age of 13 and enjoyed a long and successful career in both Memphis and Chicago. Her many original and traditional songs are being covered by musicians and bands to this day. She was inducted into the newly founded Memphis Music Hall of Fame in 2012. In this piece she is driving a 1950's Chevy truck with one of her quotes, "I drink anywhere I please."