R.L.’s Boogie: Official music video for R.L. Boyce

I was commissioned by LA record label Waxploitation to create an animating music video for Mississippi Hill Country Blues singer R.L. Boyce using artwork by visual artist James Jean.

The video was use to promote R.L Boyce’s new album Roll & Tumble.  Using a collage of found images and sketches by James Jean, I was able to create a video around the idea of the artwork being drawn on the screen.

R.L. has been a musician since his days as a child growing up in Como, Mississippi. He started out as a drummer, playing for the Rising Star Fife and Drum band with blues legend Otha Turner, all the while waiting to come out in front to sing and play guitar.  His songs are often delivered in an improvisational fashion, with references to his collaborators, his environs and whatever else happens to be on mind at that particular moment.

Credits

Written & performed by
R. L. Boyce

From the album:
Roll and Tumble (2017)

Artwork by
James Jean

Animated & directed by
Neil Whitman

Record label:
Waxploitation