Common Chords By Randall Hill
But he still travels well on the well-worn back roads of music and fine arts and it shows in his recent works with art where he combines his love of both.
Inspired by the often romanticized stories of
“The guitars represent that imperfect nature of what blues was and is,” he said during a recent interview at the new performance studio soon to open at Star Music in
“I think I just gravitate toward things that are a little beat up and have a story and a history. The guitars represent the passions for the stories the delta musicians were telling and it was apparent in the way they were conveyed. Their message was if you have a story to tell, tell it. Tell it in a creative way. It didn’t matter if the story was sad or had a tragic ending.”
After discovering musician Stevie Ray Vaughan while living in
“I started to link things up,” Borshak said, holding a fabricated cigar box electric guitar he made and hand painted with the likeness of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. As Borshak plays the fully functional art piece, his hands partially cover the likeness of the
Fleetwood Mac song "The World Keep On Turning".
Listen to audio clips of Keith Borshak.
Blues Riff on Cigarbox guitar
Sunken Treasure - Wilco