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Painter performs national anthem with surprise ending

Joe Everson drew roaring applause from the crowd at ECHL game

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Most people can't sing or paint as well as Joe Everson, but when he puts his talents together, the result is a masterpiece.

Everson performed the national anthem before the Toledo Walleye game on Saturday. 

Watching Everson pulling double duty is incredible, but the real payoff comes at the end.

Tweet from @JordanStrack: This guy just sang the national anthem at the Walleye game...this is awesome...watch til the end! pic.twitter.com/6JCSR7F8ba

The crowd goes wild as he reveals what he's really been working on during his rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner, a painting of the Battle of Iwo Jima from World War II.

The South Carolina-based artist, according to his website, performed professionally with a traveling quartet before focusing on visual arts.

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