Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Coming Events

The first monday of March starts off with Cross Canadian Ragweed and Stephanie Briggs at Joe's bar in Chicago followed by a show on the tenth with Jason Boland & the stragglers. April's good Friday weekend starts off with Stoney laRue and the Shiner one hundreth anniversary party on the ninth and Eric Church on the next night at Joe's. Friday May first Cory Morrow will be at Joe's with special guest Roger Creager. May 29th The lost Trailers are at Joe's followed by a June 5th appearance by Reckless Kelly. As of right now, i am waiting confirmation for a photo pass to shoot the amazing Country fever Red Dirt music fest in Pryor Oklahoma june 18-21rst. Go to and check out the incredible line up they have scheduled for four days of great music and camping. There are also numerous shows coming up at Joe's in between all the others i have listed that i might also be attending. Its going to be and exciting spring and summer.
UPDATE : Jason Boland show has been canceled and i Just got the word from Joe's about a show that was being kept under wraps until now. Keith Urban March 30th !

Monday, February 16, 2009

Darren Kozelsky

Darren Kozelsky opened up for The Randy Rogers Band Friday February 13th at Joe's bar in Chicago. Darren has a new album being released soon called "Arrivals & Departures" and started the show off with his new recently released to radio single "Good day to get gone". Randy Rogers came out with another solid performance and Brady Black was entertaining as usual. Just happened to catch this moment as Brady poses for someones camera. I did not know i even had this shot until i was going through all the photos the next day.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Randy Rogers Band

Randy Rogers Played a show in Grand Rapids, Michigan on February 11, 2009 at The Intersection. Local opening bands Michatucky with Tony Brooks on bass and Dirt Road Logic started out the night right. The Randy Rogers Band took the stage and played a set of old songs and quite a few off their latest self titled release. The Randy Rogers Band was just nominated for an ACM (Academy of Country Music) award just that same morning. Toby, Randy Rogers's merchandise manager said that because of the nomination the phones were ringing on the bus starting at 8 am waking everyone up early but with good news. This photo is of Brady Black, Randy's fiddle player and harmony vocalist.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wade Bowen in Chicago

Just edited this photo i shot of wade at his show in Chicago at Joes bar opening for Luke Bryan.

Wade Bowen

Wade Bowen @ Joe's bar in Chicago

Wade Bowen played a show opening up for Luke Bryan at Joe's bar in Chicago on Friday February 6, 2009. Although it was a short set, as are most opening sets, it was a very strong setlist that kept your attention throughout even if you have never heard Wade Bowen's music before. The setlist included some of the songs Wade is known for from his past releases as well as material from his latest release "If we ever make it home" which in my opinion and many others is one of the top offerings of 2008. This photo is of Wade's lead guitar player Gary Wooten.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Well when some of my texas friends were off to Steamboat Colorado for this years Musicfest i was stuck here with no money to be able to make it which made me seek out ways i could find updates as to what was going on out there. XM radio was one idea but i dont have my account anymore, actually i only had a Sirius account back then. Todd Purifoy of Lonestar Music Magazine and Texas Red Dirt Photos (link on right side of this blog) was nice enough to tell me about his blogsite that he was going to try and keep updated with news and photos from the location. That was really cool, but then somehow i found out about a site called (link on right side of this blog) they were posting video footage of concerts, interviews and reporting from steamboat and posting it all a few times a day. I began watching all that coverage everyday and really loving what they did so when my friend David told me they were looking for people to volunteer to be reporters for the musicfog site i immediatly signed up. I was lucky enough to snag the reporter number 001 and they are sending me my credentials (badge) soon. Please visit the site and check out all the cool things going on there. I am one of a small number of people that will be doing this from various parts of the country. Abbey, events manager at Luckenbach Texas is one of the other reporters so it should make for some interesting reading. Evertime i write and post something new over there i will make a note about it here also with a link.