Though Potocsky is a renowned artist, he is also a veteran musician, who started playing drums at the age of thirteen, eventually taking his well-honed skills on the road throughout the United States and abroad. He was heavily entrenched in the Rock and Roll scene for three decades, having played “professionally most of his adult life.” He has performed with the likes of Michael Bolton, Johnny Winter, Ian Hunter, Mick Ronson, Brooklyn’s and The Laughing Dogs, a seminal, Rock/New Wave band out of Brooklyn, New York. This particular chapter of his career, as a successful, touring musician, bequeathed him the moniker “Moe Potts.” He once confessed that he put his “art to the side, until about 10-12 years ago.
It all started when I received a call from an old friend, Brian Phelps, the owner of the legendary Toads Place in New Haven, CT, where many great artists have played over the years. Acts, such as the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Johnny Cash, U2, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, James Taylor, Muddy Waters…the list goes on and on. Well, Brian asked me to paint some murals of some of the artists who had performed there, so that’s when I began to paint music icons and began to paint some of my favorites. I love painting music people and the joy I get from a fan who appreciates their favorite artist being portrayed on canvas. As a musician, I never thought I would be painting someday, but it all makes sense now. I started out as an artist who became a musician. Now, I’m an artist, painting musicians. I traded in my sticks for some brushes.
From a article in RG Magazine by Sandra Castillo
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