The 23rd Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

Back in the Saddle

Longtime friend and supporter of McTell Fest, Alex Murawski, has completed this year’s image for the 23rd Annual Blind Willie McTell Festival. The festival date is Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Thomson GA.

Alex is an Athens, Ga, resident and professor at UGA in Graphic Design. No stranger to our event, he has done several poster images for us, and after several years “off”, we coaxed him back, literally, to the drawing board. The image is Alex’s take on McTell, suited up and giving his Stella 12 string guitar a go.

His work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators in NY and LA, NY and LA Art Director’s Clubs, Communication Arts, Print, Graphis, AIGA, Society of Typographic Arts, Society of Publication Designers, The One Show, Clio Awards and European Illustration.



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The citizens of Thomson, Georgia, maintain an unusually acute awareness of Blues music and its legacy. As home to influential Bluesman Blind Willie McTell, Thomson celebrates its association with one of America’s most influential musicians annually at the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, promoted by the Activities Council of Thomson (ACT). Born William Samuel McTell in 1901, Blind Willie lost his sight in late childhood, yet earned the status as one of the most accomplished guitarists and lyrical storytellers in Blues history …

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