One of the most impressive and unique renditions of the national anthem was performed before an ECHL game this weekend.
Artist Joe Everson sang the Star-Spangled Banner a game between the Toledo Walleye and Brampton Beast before adding a visual twist to the national anthem like never before. Not only was Everson singing, he was simultaneously painting a portrait.
It was difficult to tell what Everson was painting throughout the song, but eventually he flipped the painting for the big reveal at the end and it was none other than a painting of the historic Joe Rosenthal photo from World War II, “Raising The Flag on Iwo Jima.”
Check out his brilliance at work:
This guy just sang the national anthem at the Walleye game…this is awesome…watch til the end! pic.twitter.com/6JCSR7F8ba
— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) October 22, 2016
And here is the finished product:
What an amazing National Anthem performance by Joe Everson! pic.twitter.com/ZY4PK0XBSM
— Toledo Walleye (@ToledoWalleye) October 22, 2016
We need more of Joe Everson and we need more of him now. Get this man to the Super Bowl!