Artist: Michael Ortiz | Denver, CO
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The east-facing wall of Crawdaddy’s on Greenfield boasts a huge, colorful mural featuring depictions of musicians Ray Charles and Dr. John. The 20-by-70-foot painting, completed by artist Michael Ortiz of Denver, debuted in spring of 2020.
The painting, done in shades of blue-gray and black with accents of blue, yellow and red, features Ray Charles on the left and Dr. John on the right. Between them is a street lamp with "Greenfield Ave.” and “Bourbon St.” signs. The painting also boasts musical notes, a fleur-de-lis and “Iko Iko,” the famous Mardi Gras tune covered by Dr. John.