Her name is well known, her powerful voice will send chills down your spine and she is respected as one of the greatest artists to sing & perform in the south. She has a gentle soul and a kind heart. She has celebrated much success, as well as overcome troubles & trials. But her inspiring story & testimony is not mine to tell. What I will say is that she is one of the strongest women I’ve met. She’s one of the most captivating performers I’ve seen. And she holds the power to bring audiences to their feet . . .clapping, cheering & singing along. Whether she is singing Jazz, Blues or Gospel songs, she knows how to rock the stage. I was blessed to meet her some years ago and I was lucky to recently do a short photo session with her. Here is the beautiful and talented Ms Huxsie Scott. Savannah’s beloved Woman of Song.
This is one of my favorites. It could be the beautiful Ms Huxsie Scott, or the old wood bench in the park, or maybe the spanish moss hanging in the background. All these things remind me of Savannah and this photo captures them all.
Even though I really love the black & white photo above, I thought the color photo was as gorgeous. A mix of colors always makes me smile.
As we were finishing the shoot and walking back through the park, a voice called out from behind . . . “Ma’am, excuse me. Ma’am.” We turned to see an elderly gentleman across the walk area. He immediately asked “Are you Ms Huxsie Scott?” It was getting dark and I didn’t know how he could have possibly recognized her from afar, but he did. She answered “Yes sir, I am.” and then he smiled so big at us. “I saw you sing many years ago and I know that no angels in heaven could have sounded more beautifully than you as you sang…” Ms Huxsie humbly blushed and thanked him for his kind words. He waved good-bye and walked on. I wasn’t at all surprised that her voice had touched him so deeply and years later he remembered her with such excitement. I still remember the first time I heard her sing.
Dear Ms Huxsie. Thank You for sharing your beautiful self with me. I feel lucky to now call you a friend. Thank you for the coffee and all the great conversation. God has given you such a gift of song. I hope you truly know how many lives YOU TOUCH when you sing! Your smile and gentle heart are so welcoming. May God continue to bless you on your journey in life. With love & prayers, cassandra