Had a whole lot of Bad to the Bone fun last night at the George Thorogood and Mark Farner show at Meadowbrook Music Festival Theater. Being from Flint, Mark Farner opened with a vigor suited to a hometown crowd. The Grand Funk Railroad guitar player ran around the stage exhibiting some great youthful guitar solos and had the crowd well amped for the Thorogood show. George was in fine form and had a lot of great crowd interaction and gave away quite a few guitar picks. Here is
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is in full swing and as part of it Gregory Porter performed at the Power Center on Wednesday, June 22. It was a treat to hear the Divine vocals of this artist and hear him live. He is on tour and in fine shape. I consider myself really lucky to be able to have captured this artist in photos. I have been playing his CDs all week now and the songs are really healing to me. Thank you.
More from Smokey Robinson at the Music Hall Center. The evening was amazing and raised funds for several causes. Among the crowd were some Detroit faces like that of former Mayor Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Archer. The crowd joined in singing along to many of the songs.
This year's annual Cars and Stars fundraiser featured the Motown great Smokey Robinson. It was a glamourous evening gala which is a fundraiser for several causes. The event patrons were treated to a splendid set designed by the event planner and had their seats right up at the stage while the general public was also welcome and loaded the balconies with smiling fans. Smokey was in fine form and wowed us all for a very long set of classic and beloved songs.
"Punk hero's latest effort is a sweeping panorama inspired by time in Arizona" - Rolling Stone April 2016 Finally got to see John Doe at the ARK in Ann Arbor and it was pretty amazing. Opening band Jesse Dayton was a wild rockabilly and blues whirlwind with some great stories inbetween songs. John Doe presented a set full of songs from the new CD entitled "The Westerner." With a custom arrow banner on the wall behind him ,some killer pants that even Link Wray would envy ...-
The Sheepdogs bass player Ryan Gullen had it going on with the amber necklace and liesure suit- all he needed was a Bad Motherfucker wallet and the look would be complete. His bass playing stands on it's own just fine though!
Lucky me got to cover Canadian rockers The Sheepdogs at the Shelter on June 2, 2016- the venue was packed and it was a super hot evening as well. The sweat flew and the set list was long and rocking! The opening band was Austin based Whiskey Shivers. The Sheepdogs #FutureNostalgia is out now. Here is Ewan Currie right in my face doing a guitar solo while standing on the barricade. #awesome