Edward Huerta

The Big Huerta Meets Roy Orbinson In Dreams

By Edward Huerta | April 15, 2015

In high school, my science teacher taught us to use a mnemonic device to remember the order of the colors of the rainbow, a name, ROY G. BIV. Red/orange/yellow/green etc…plus Roy always seemed to have a weary smile so I thought a fractured rainbow and the sky with a hint of sunshine reflecting in his shades

The Big Huerta Canvasses the Town With Brian Wilson (and brushes the backdrop)

By Edward Huerta | April 8, 2015

It starts in the orange crate-ville of Southern California, home of Capitol Records, where water, sunshine and gorgeous girls means fun, fun, fun! I did not paint these images in any particular order but one can see a Santa Monica Civic era Brian already being carried away by the twister like forces of fame and fortune

My Meeting with Brian Wilson(or how I grew up to be a man and love “The Bomb”)

By Edward Huerta | April 4, 2015

When I was ushered in, I showed Brian a pic on my phone of a painting I did of him that he signed in Long Beach. He said he dug it and that he remembered seeing it. Well, that was pretty bitchen’ to say the least. Again, here was my musical hero and I hardly had much to say to him. What do you say to a modern day Mozart or Beethoven? What do you say to a musical genius?

The Big Huerta Hails a Cab Calloway

By Edward Huerta | April 3, 2015

I painted a woe looking, dizzy Cab, sort of hoping that the jive *ss peeps stop the hepness and just power down the grape without all the posing fanfare. I figured Cab is short for Cabernet. The swirling world is painted in muted metallics because I wanted to and also I like shiny things and you all should like shiny things too!

The Big Huerta And Bobby Darin In Pink Hell

By Edward Huerta | March 26, 2015

There is a lonely Bobby in the back of the limo. A Vegas Bobby on the hood of the car, leaving Pink’s with his booty in hand, and a funereal dressed Bobby dancing on the roof of the limo/hearse as if to say “Look out ol’ Bobby is back or I’ll be around forever folks, so enjoy your hot dogs.”

The Big Huerta Cries Wolf

By Edward Huerta | March 19, 2015

Sometimes it is credited to his grandfather, sometimes to singer Jimmie Rodgers. Regardless, Howlin’ Wolf was a big man. He made electric guitars look like mandolins in his huge hands. Wolf is one dude that you would NOT want to run into down a dark alley

Bruce Springsteen, Live at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, 12/31/75, Reviewed

By Edward Huerta | March 14, 2015

The sound of this CD is high quality but the only deterrent is that on a few songs you truly get to hear every note that the late “Phantom” Dan Federici plays. This is not the best live show that I have heard them play but between you and me, I would gladly give up a couple years of my life to have been there in person. Ladies and gentlemen, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band…

The Big Huerta Hunts Down The Big (studio) Cats, The Wrecking Crew

By Edward Huerta | March 10, 2015

To the painting, this is for Denny Tedesco and is his property (sorry, not for sale), and I just took off on his “The Wrecking Crew” film logo and added my own colors and bits and pieces and highlights, all in acrylic. That is Denny’s father, Tommy Tedesco, in the corner,

The Big Huerta Rushes In Where Angels Fear To Tread

By Edward Huerta | March 4, 2015

The painting is just a whirligig of pop art style. I did this one in oil and in black and white but made his lips and eyes in full Technicolor. These are his most striking features. When he sang, he always blinked his eyes for a bit too long and you always wondered if he was ever going to open them again.

The Big Huerta Met Blue Lou Reed

By Edward Huerta | February 26, 2015

I painted it a couple days after his death. It was later used in a flyer and poster for a “Tribute to Lou Reed” night at Fingerprints Records that Rockford and several local Long Beach musicians played songs from his catalog in a tribute, held coincidentally, on the anniversary of JFK’s assassination

The Big Huerta Trumpets Miles Davis

By Edward Huerta | February 18, 2015

Supposing a trumpet grew up being played by school kids and rank amateurs. What if the trumpet had dreams of one day being played by Miles Davis? Dig, relax your staid brain activity, go with the thought. So this lonely trumpet is put in the back of the closet for years but to get him through each lonely day, the trumpet dreams of Miles lovingly fingering his keys

The Big Huerta Meets Sweet Gene Vincent

By Edward Huerta | February 11, 2015

But it appears that a saintly Gene is onstage, possibly in hell, rising up into the spotlight, in a purple egg-shaped hole (royalty rebirth?), blind to all of his troubles and memories, to deliver a set for the ages. The burning blue curtains in back, possibly representing the burning sounds of the Blue Caps, his backing band

The Big Huerta Meets The Lonely Surfer

By Edward Huerta | February 5, 2015

I was born about a baseball throw (if you are hyped on steroids, goofballs and PCP) away from the wonderful land that we call Hawthorne, California, home of the Wilson and Jardine Families. If you grew up in Southern California, in that era, you were probably weaned on surf music

Bloody Holly Meets The Great Huerta

By Edward Huerta | January 28, 2015

Dig, We all love Buddy Holly and think he’s a gentleman with his gentle songs i.e. “Crying, Waiting Hoping”, “Oh Boy”, “Everyday”, “True Love Ways” but what if Chas. T. had a dark side? Who’s to say that he didn’t sit alone in the dark of his Lubbock garage and peruse the Billboard charts wishing harm upon his competition?

This Cat’s in the Cradle or Andy Warhol’s Behind the Times…

By Edward Huerta | January 27, 2015

I believe now, even though everyone and their mother can release tracks without a record company backing them, the glut of product, even though it may be fantastic, may be getting overlooked

The Big Huerta Meets Jonathan Richman

By Edward Huerta | January 21, 2015

Dig, Richman wrote a song called “Ice Cream Man” and Brian posed as a Good Humor ice cream man on the Sunflower LP cover. Pet Sounds is one of the most tender, soul baring LP’s ever made and Jonathan often bared his soul onstage (crawling on all fours) and on entire LP’s and songs like “Affection”, “Back in Your Life”, “That Summer Feeling” etc..

The Big Huerta’s Professor Longhair in Blue Heaven

By Edward Huerta | January 15, 2015

I picked Professor Longhair for my first offering because the man exudes joy, humor, and an incredible, notable style and is instantly recognized like no other, all the while playing and singing the blues! The blues is not supposed to be happy but this man pulls off a sort of ‘what the hell, don’t take it too seriously

The Dictators NYC At Alex’s Bar, Long Beach, Ca, Wednesday, January 7, 2015, Reviewed

By Edward Huerta | January 10, 2015

Handsome Dick and crew commandeered the small stage at Alex’s Bar with the cockiness of a teen-generate getting away with some heavy petting with the head cheerleader in his family’s basement while The New York Dolls blared on the stereo and his parents are in the living room watching “Father Knows Best”

Life Chosen

By Edward Huerta | December 27, 2014

I painted while listening to The Animals Greatest Hits and The Band’s Music from Big Pink on vinyl. I escaped to some other plane…to some other place where the muse talks to me and guides my hand and I think Misty could have been there too, in her chair, watching and enjoying the sunshine and digging music she never listened to before