Graham Wood Drout
A WORLD WITH OUT SPIRITS IS A WASTE LAND - Haitian Voodoo saying
Graham Wood Drout has spent the past three decades earnin
g a living as a musician and song writer. He has toured nationally and internationally. Over the years Graham has worked with such notable artists as Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon and even Jimmy Buffett.
Graham grew up on the western side of Houston, Texas where he spent most of his time reading comic books and aspired to be a cartoonist. His fathers business brought him to Miami in 1966 and then on to Rio de Janeiro in 1968.
Over the years Graham has created an "outsider" art environment inside of his home known as "Backwater Cracker Town", "Drout House" or "The River's Edge." Visitors would often gasp as they entered the front door of his duplex. Dozens and dozens of devils, angels, snakes, signs and sculptures. Many ideas come from his numerous trips through out the deep south and the carribean. Voodoo Gods, Blues musicians, home made art, Bible belt Hell fire New Orleans funk and his own song lyrics and poetry all get thrown into the gumbo.