I Wanna Be B.B.

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© Donna Mullins
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UploadedJanuary 28, 2013
TakenNovember 4, 2012
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/160 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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Photo of Boots Roots,a street performer in Chatt.Tn. Boots has been around ever since I can remember,but it had been quite a while since I had seen him. He's no B.B. King and the guitar is no Lucille,but he is quite entertaining. His motto is written on his guitar.It says......you pay,I play. He has a piece of cardboard taped on the table below his huge tip jar that says :

Dope is a joke that gets NO laughs.

If you are looking for something for nothing,you are in the wrong place.

Save the blues,dig deep.

I've played with the best. I've had the part of the understudy for Smokey the Bear,but I turned yellow when I saw fire.

No matter how we feel about each other,God loves us all.

Needless to say after reading these WORDS BY BOOTS, I left smiling.

36 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Thanks for the story Donna, leaves me smiling too...Great capture of a great character!

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Forgot to mention the title...Very creative thinking!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (28 Jan 2013):


  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    I am definitely (Root)ing for this fine musical fellow...a super portrait

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Just plain wonderful!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Wow!!!! You are such a fantastic photographer...Outstanding portrait!!!

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (28 Jan 2013):

    Wonderful portrait, and story.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    Friggin' fabulous Fanatic entry.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (29 Jan 2013):

    Magnificent portrait, Donna!!!

  • Dennis Burlingham

    Dennis Burlingham said (29 Jan 2013):

    I went back and looked at my shot of him in 2005 and he seems to have a different guitar.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    Super character and capture!

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    cool shot

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    A wonderful capture, Donna. This is quite a guy !

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    loved the story which added even more color to your photo ;)

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (29 Jan 2013):

    I ran across one of these street players in Nashville. Having never experienced it, I started to walk away, and he yelled at me!! Lesson learned! Terrific capture of Boots!!

  • Barbara Thurlow

    Barbara Thurlow gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Love the photo and the story! Great details in this, especially that old guitar...it's clearly been around for a while! :)

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Donna, this is just awesome. A wonderful slice of this man's very lessons & life.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (30 Jan 2013):

    Excellent portrait, Donna. Loved the title, photo and story, while made me smile also : )

  • JanElle

    JanElle gave props (31 Jan 2013):

    Great portrait and story of a wonderful character!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    i agree with JanElle! Nice!

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    Very like the best, the guitar has worked very hard.

  • rob castro

    rob castro (Deleted) gave props (1 Feb 2013):

    I'd love to hear him play and hearl his story

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (2 Feb 2013):

    What a fabulous shot of Boots. I would bet he would love a framed copy of this. What a wonderful philosophy he has.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    a masterful capture and story all in one

  • Shannon Burch

    Shannon Burch gave props (3 Feb 2013):

    What a awesome photo!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (5 Feb 2013):

    Great story and portrait

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    very colorful man indeed, full of life!! great entry!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (6 Feb 2013):

    Perfect title for this incredible portrait. Can almost hear him.

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (9 Feb 2013):

    Nice ;). Great portrait

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte   gave props (9 Feb 2013):

    Wonderful portrait!

  • Syble Brabham

    Syble Brabham said (16 Feb 2013):

    Nice shot,would love to hear him!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (20 Feb 2013):

    Great character study. Thanks for introducing us to Boots. People like him are a treasure.


    MARCO MEYO   gave props (23 Feb 2013):

    Cool photo and just a cool a story!!

  • isabelle b.

    isabelle b. gave props (17 Mar 2013):

    really cool portrait!

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (18 May 2013):

    Fabulous portrait! Wonderful character! Thank you for your words.

  • call me crj

    call me crj (Deleted) said (28 Dec 2013):

    a great photo and story

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