Walking into Marc Nesbitt's one-man show at Our Neck of the Woods is a little entering a mini-version of the Music Hall of Fame.
Many of the greats are there — country western, blues, rockabilly and rock and roll musicians. Portraits of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Bob Wills, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly stare down at you. The difference is these overexposed musicians seem different, more alive, thanks to the local artist's creativity and skill.
What's more important, they represent Nesbitt's hard won struggle to regain his passion for being an artist.
“From the later part of 2009 to 2011, I had just a tough time,” he said. “I got knocked flat on my back health wise, and during that time, I asked myself, ‘Do you want to keep doing this?' For awhile, I thought I didn't want to do this anymore....”
(Read the rest of the story in the Sunday, Nov. 10 edition of The Graham Leader.)