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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" ...

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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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