Looking into the origins of blues and common themes in the lyrics for some of the famous singers has given me some cool imagery to work with. I think the relationship to slavery and manual labour is a strong one in the development of the blues and making something out of the cotton rail and old wooden barns could look really nice. Rocking chairs are also a common theme as well both for female and male singers with would be cool to draw.
also thought the Califone poster was cool so threw that in too. love the way the text and image work together and the white space around the thick black line creates a really nice impact.