Butch Hornsby

Butch Hornsby

One of the most versatile artists ever to emerge from South Louisiana, Butch Hornsby was an accomplished singer and songwriter.

He also was a found-object artist, a genre in which discarded household items are reassembled and combined with other media into unique artistic expressions.

After battling alcoholism most of his life, Hornsby passed away in 2004. Cyril Vetter, a close friend and author of “Dirtdobber Blues,” said Hornsby ultimately found redemption through the love of his wife and children. “Even though his struggles impeded his own success, I never lost faith in the power of his music and the inspirational potential of his story."



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