By Sturgeone, a Trail Mix Contributor

My friend Don, from Rapid City, liked to draw.   He would doodle cartoons all the time when I met him in 70 when he joined our acid-rock band, and did for many years after in many different bands all over the country.  During one of his goings-to-ground in Winston-Salem, he actually got to go to the local community college there and take some art courses, and began painting pictures.  After our last hoo-rah, the tour up into Canada in 82, he went back home to Rapid and opened an illustration  business.  We stayed in touch and after the Internet came he began to send me some pics of some of his paintings over the years.  I got this pic around 2010—a self-portrait titled “Bring it On”.  He never mentioned anything overtly but shortly after, I got word he’d died.

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