Feb 4 2012

02.03.2012 Truett Lollis @ Sidelines

I went to go hang out with Truett and Norwood at Sideline’s and got to check out Chelsea Shag’s opening performance! Check out the pics:


Chelsea Shag @ Sideline’s


Truett Lollis Trio @ Sideline’s

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Jan 15 2012

01.14.2012 Liz Melendez

I finally got a chance to see Liz Melendez play at Sideline’s on Saturday! She put on an amazing show and I’d love to get her booked at Darwin’s in the future.


Liz Melendez @ Sidelines


Liz Melendez @ Sidelines

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Dec 5 2011

12.02.2011 Truett Lollis

Truett Lollis: Friday after Stoney Brooks I went to check out Truett play at Sideline’s. He had John McKnight on drums and was jamming with the opening band by the time I got there. It was great to hear Truett play a little more rock, and I loved his version of “A Simple Man”!


Truett Lollis @ The Local in Sidelines


Truett Lollis @ The Local in Sidelines

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Oct 8 2011

10.07.2011 Mike Watson + Motor City Josh + Barry Richman

Darwin’s Burgers and Blues - Mike Watson Band put on a great set last night! My night started out at Darwin’s where I got to meet Mike Watson before he blew the doors off the place with his guitar work! He played the most rockin version of Bill Withers “Ain’t no Sunshine” I’ve ever heard! I ended up sticking around much longer than I had planned, I wanted to shoot some more musicians!


Mike Watson Band @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Mike Watson Band @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Mike Watson @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Paul Arredondo @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Mike Watson @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Ken Tolleson @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Mike Watson @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Mike Watson @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Mike Watson @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Paul Arredondo @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Paul Arredondo @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues

Sideline’s - I was told Motor City Josh was performing right down the street and I should go check it out, so off I went! First person I run into is none other than Truett Lollis hanging out with Jonathon Norwood. I love getting the chance to see who other musicians are listening to. If Truett is there to see this band, then I know I’m in for a treat! I didn’t get to stay too long unfortunately, my goal was to get back to Darwin’s to catch Mike Watson’s third set and I still wanted to go check out Barry Richman. Frontman Josh Ford was a phenomenon on guitar as well as Alex Lyon on bass and Adam Savage on drums!


Motor City Josh @ Sideline’s


Josh Ford @ Sideline’s


Alex Lyon @ Sideline’s


Josh Ford @ Sideline’s


Adam Savage @ Sideline’s


Josh Ford @ Sideline’s

Nik’s Place - Barry Richman has been marked on my calendar for weeks! “The first Friday of every month at Nik’s Place” someone told me a while back. I get there at 11:30, giving me about 45 minutes to check listen to his set before I have to leave. “Thanks everyone, we’re going on break!” was the first thing I heard as I came through the door.

Doh!

I introduced myself to Barry briefly, grabbed myself a drink and ended up running into John Rose and his friends. We hung out on the patio for a while until Barry got back on stage. By then it was 12 and I only had 15 minutes left! I got as many shots as I could in the dimly-lit venue and took off back to Darwin’s. I got some decent shots, but probably could have done better with more time.

Barry Richman was ridiculous, and I mean that in every good possible way. He’s the FASTEST guitar played I’ve ever seen! At one point I had framed my shot up and was just letting the camera shoot out, I was just staring at his hands flying up and down the neck of the guitar! I immediately regretted not bringing my flash, I could have gotten some really cool motion-blur shots with him if I had. I’m going to have to see Barry again under better conditions.


Barry Richman @ Nik’s Place


Kari Savage @ Nik’s Place


Barry Richman Band @ Nik’s Place


Barry Richman Band @ Nik’s Place


Kari Savage @ Nik’s Place


Barry Richman @ Nik’s Place


Barry Richman @ Nik’s Place


Barry Richman @ Nik’s Place

Darwin’s Burgers and Blues - Mike’s set had turned into full jam session featuring Cody Matlock, Jim Nicoletta, and Joe Hussey! Plus I caught Akin before he closed the kitchen and got to eat another delicious Chicken Salad Sandwich as a late-night snack. Mmmm, so good!


Mike, Jim and Paul @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Mike and Cedric @ Darwin’s Burgers and Blues


Jul 5 2011

06.31.2011 Sideline’s Blues Jam

Thursday is the local Blues Jam at Sidelines Bar and Grill in Marietta. The Jam Session will be relocating to Darwin’s Burgers and Blues when we open, so I went to go check out the show and meet some of the musicians.

I was impressed! The house band did a great job opening up the show, the first group of jammers were local folks including a 15 year old kid! When the show comes to Darwin’s in the future, I’ll be able to get everyone’s names to go along with the pictures!

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

Sideline’s House Band

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

First Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session

Second Jam Session