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He sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner' while painting an image. Crowd goes nuts when finished product is revealed.
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He sings 'The Star-Spangled Banner' while painting an image. Crowd goes nuts when finished product is revealed.

But after he sang "o'er the land of the free" ...

It's not terribly unusual to possess more than one artistic talent — even to employ both simultaneously. (Start listing your favorite guitar-playing singers, and the fact becomes obvious.)

Joe Everson has the same gift — but the pair of talents he combines is rather unique.

He sings and paints simultaneously.

Everson demonstrated his unusual skill before a Toledo Walleye hockey game over the weekend by completing a painted image as he sang the national anthem.

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What exactly Everson was creating on canvas wasn't obvious as he made his way through "The Star-Spangled Banner."

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But after he sang "o'er the land of the free," Everson turned the painting — which had actually been upside-down the entire time — right-side up.

With that he gave one last broad stroke to create the red and white stripes of the American flag which sat atop a depiction of the the iconic Iwo Jima photo from World War II.

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And the crowd went wild.

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A pretty striking contrast to athletes — and now even some national anthem performers — who kneel in protest during "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Here's the clip:

And here's a shot after Everson's performance:

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

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Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News.
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