Reading about Steve's life one realizes he is not a sissy- as one who has lived through a roller coaster of addiction, personal break ups, loss and more- he has held up through it all and of course he still loves his weed. All that aside- he continues to mature and evolve as a musical artist, writer and painter. This photo makes me giggle as I wonder if he knew what a total nerd he was hugging? I barely drink, can't stand the smell of weed, have to leave the room if cigarett
So dreams do come true- seriously if you knew how many times I played my Psychedelic Furs Vinyl, tape and CD collection in the 1980's you would think of committing me. THAT dedicated a fan. If my mom were alive this week she would have gotten such a kick out of me shooting this concert. She would have said in her Latvian accent "Brita, that Richard Butler is in town, the Richard...y'know...are you going to go sing along?" Well I did go and sing along too. I am happy with my s
Got to photograph The Church | Psychedelic Furs 2015 Tour and was pretty geeked about it as I have been a fan of both since my youth. It was a lot of pressure though and I kinda cracked from nerves with the Church shoot and froze like a deer in the headlights. I should have tried more angles and zoomed in, but I kinda zombied out for a moment, lol! I forgive myself and then kick myself in the photo ass so I don't do this again. I did do much better with the Psychedelic Furs a
It was nice to see The Accidentals back home after an extensive tour. Hailing from Traverse City these three have rocketed into the Folk Roots Pop music scene and they are youngsters! "The Accidentals recently won Traverse Magazine’s “Red Hot Best” of Northern Michigan Music for their third year in a row, and Bittersweet won "Album of the Year" and "Best New Artist" 2015 WYCE Jammie awards. They were named one of the top seven breakout artists at SXSW 2015 by Billboard Magaz
From Yorkville, ILL these guys did a great set and closed it out by coming down to our level and singing a great gospel song. The crowd loved it, sang along and you could not ask for a more perfect evening. AND quoted from Wiky online " The Giving Tree Band is also known for extraordinary environmental stewardship and eco-friendly music production.They use a number of instruments that were handmade from naturally fallen trees and reclaimed woods. They have recorded with renew
From Yorkville, ILL, the Giving Tree Band was a treat to see at the Fairlane Folk Festival held at the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn, Michigan. A cool festival with 3 stages- these guys held their own and closed it out with some lively heartfelt gospel- very cool!