Its always great to get the chance to photograph artists that you’re a fan of, and that chance came the other night when Indigenous finally came to town. Ive been a long time fan and have seen them first perform at the Tralf in down-town Buffalo, NY when Mato’s brother and sister were still in the band. Unfortunately I missed him when he performed for the Nammies 2 years ago which featured the Plateros, Levi and Douglas. Heres an abbreviated gallery from their performance at B. B. Kings including Mato Nanji and Bronson Begay.
Its been quite a few years since Ive had the opportunity to attend the Salamanca Pow Wow, much less have the opportunity to photograph it. Here is a gallery featuring some highlighted dancers from this years event. To fully enjoy the photos, click on the thumbnail which will take you to the photo you chose; from there click again which will give you the screen size. Just hit your back button to navigate back to the gallery.
Its been since the early 90’s when I saw both Stu Hamm and Alex Skolnick. The first time I saw Stu was when he was backing Joe Satriani at the Sunrise Theater on the “Flying In A Blue Dream” Tour in Florida. I actually still have the pick from that show. A year or two later, I saw Alex leading Testament in Buffalo. I don’t recall the tour of venue. Heres a small gallery highlighting their performance at the Iridium including Tenor Saxophonist Ofer Assaf.
I had the pleasure of seeing Richie Kotzen for the first time and with it, got to snap a few pics. One huge disappointment was that I was trying out a new lens when someone at the table knocked over his beer and got a small splash on the lens. I wiped off as much as I could but the shots weren’t as crisp as I wanted them; I lost a lot of good shots because of this. Luckily I still had my 70-200mm!! It saved the day!
In the fall of 2016, I was given the honor of being the official photographer for the Native American Music Awards, celebrating their 16th annual ceremony of Native American music. Pictured are some of the concert highlights from this years performers including Red Rythym, J.J. White Band, Joseph FireCrow, Ed Koban, Shelley MorningSong and Fabian Fontanelle, Annie Humphrey, Sage Bond and Keith Secola.
Here’s a small gallery of Blackfoot feat. Rickey Medlocke. Their new album is incredible and the new line up is filled with amazing talent!
Second time around seeing one of my guitar heroes, this time a more intimate show. I have always been a fan of Eric’s acoustic work and his new album, EJ does not disappoint. Here’s a small gallery from his performance at the Highline Ballroom, here in NYC, October 25, 2016
Here is a small updated musicians gallery mostly taken with my new 70-200mm II USM IS. The Jeff Beck/Buddy Guy photos were taken with Canon’s Powershot SX40 HS. Not bad for a point and shoot.