I've posted about 100 blogs on my new art site MattesonArt: http://www.mattesonart.com/
There's some good research on Rene Magritte, one of the artists featured on my site.
I'll be back to the Carter family someday.
The good news is I've finished my painting "Train on An Island." It features J. P. Nestor playing the banjo in the sky forming from a cloud of black smoke and Norman Edmonds, magically emerging from a bush, playing fiddle.
Nester and Edmonds made the first enigmatic recording on August 1, 1927, in Bristol, Tennessee, for the Victor company and Ralph Peer. Ironically it was the same session that the Carters and Jimmie Rodgers did their first recordings.
I'll have some pics soon.