Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grindhouse Cafe with Anna and Lou

This evening, Wednesday evening, I went out to the Grindhouse Cafe to check out my buddy Lou, and the touring Anna Vogelzang. I arrived a little early to get a seat and something to eat. The Grindhouse Cafe is in my hometown of Griffith.  This is my second time there.  It does feel like I am at home.  A warm welcoming atmosphere.

Here are some photos, starting with Lou Shields who opened for us tonight.

Anna Voglzang

I try not to photograph an artist with a mic in their face. Something drew me to Anna to take this photo. It was the first photo of her for the evening. Anna has here style, her character, her connection to the audience, that is special. Thank you Anna for coming to our town of Griffith, and enjoying the taxadermy!!! lol

I enjoyed Anna.  She is someone you need to go see.  She plays several instruments, has a voice that can charm you, and knock your socks off with emphasis and control.

Let us not forget Lou.  Lou has become our staple.  He is always there for us.

When you get a chance, go check out their websites . . .

Anna Voglzang

Friday, January 25, 2013

David Prusina LIVE @ Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

When I go to events, especially music venues, I go like it was my very first time.  It is not just so I can get the vibe to photograph.  It is also to enjoy music the way I want to enjoy it.  Tonight, David Prusina gave the best performance I have seen and heard from him.  It was a Super show and a great pleasure to have been a part of His evening.  I say His, because artists like David are not only there to entertain us, we are just as much a part of being there for them, the artists . . . David.

This night was also special because it was the first time that my friends and I were ever at The Hard Rock Cafe. We had a great time, and it was my friend's daughter's 16th birthday as well. Happy 16th birthday Valorie!!!!!

Here is the play list used for this evening . . .

"Bury Your Burdens In The Ground" - William Elliott Whitmore

"The Nola Ride" - David Prusina

"Pointless Retrospect" - David Prusina

"You Won't Go Alone" - David Prusina

"You Don't Know How It Feels" - Tom Petty

"Patron Saint" - David Prusina

"Old Tonight" - David Prusina

Here are some links to David Pursina . . .

YouTube (early David)

Now, for some photos of Hard Rock Cafe Chicago . . .

63 West Ontario
Chicago, IL 60654

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