Meet Amzie Adams. He is well known in the French Quarter where he is often seen wearing some of the craziest, hippest, strangest outfits all decked with a top hat. He has been a part of the New Orleans landscape since 1964.
Adams, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, is much deeper than his outward appearance. He is a musician who has rubbed elbows with some of the greats over the years as they made their trek through Louisiana. But, his passion for the arts doesn’t stop at music.
His talents continue into story telling with a focus on the positive. It’s a must to find Amzie for a conversation or one of his fascinating stories that involves the slaying of a dragon or perhaps rescuing a princess?
Music and stories aside, painting is what Adams does best. His artwork is well known across the globe. A simple Google search of his name followed by the word “Paint” will introduce you to a maze of color that focuses on the Crescent City.
Never judge others by their outward appearances…
“By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer