Lonely Dog (or LD to his friends), is an orphan who grew up lonely and sad on the working-class side of Port Alveridge. Arthur Stout was his given name but his nickname quickly became more frequently used. As he discovered the blues, gritty barbed-wire blues, leaking from the clubs and honky-tonk bars, music became his lifeline and his destiny.
Bullied and misunderstood, LD was hounded from town and became a refugee in his own country. Some called him a troubadour, others a troublemaker, but all he cared about was the guitar on his back and his one true love. It is said Lonely Dog’s songs became legends long before he did, but he caught up and the whole world listened.
Lonely Dog is represented in over 40 paintings, in drawings, book illustrations and sculptures. He is pictured as a child as well as an adult in different outfits, with different accessories (ie sunglasses, guitars etc) and with different expressions.