Saturday, September 5, 2015
The Steepwater Band and The Nick Moss Band at FitzGerald's
The Nick Moss Band opened up for The Steepwater Band at FitzGerald's in Berwyn this evening. I had seen them once before. This evening just seemed simply raw entertainment. Kofi Baker was in the house and joined a set with Nick Moss, who also brought up Jeff Massey to play. This was not even icing on the cake, though a super honored to see Kofi play, being witness to that. It added to the simplicity of friendship through music. The thrill this evening was listening to, and watching The Nick Moss Band, then The Steepwater Band. They hit it right on this night!
This was also a Black and White night, photography wise. I should say shades of grey, in that is how the images actually appear to us. Another way to describe the simplicity, enjoyment, excitement, of the evening. I decided this pretty shortly after walking in the door. I do not know why. The evening was just vibing that way. Because I have RAW images too, I will have the option to go to color if I wanted to. For now, just Black and White jpeg will do.
The evening was also in celebration of Joe and Angie's wedding anniversary. I met Joe through my friend Pete. Joe was able to get photographer passes at Chicago House of Blues where I first met my bride Christi for the first time, when we were photographing TSB. Though at that time neither of us knew it was the first time. Christi has known Joe and Angie for a long time. Joe and Angie were at our wedding because of Christi. So it was very fitting Christi and I were here to help celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, which took place five years ago right on this very same stage at Fitzgerald's. Congratulations to two very important, and most happy people in our life.
Here is a novel of photos from the evening. The music was strong and hard. The energy was left on the stage. I think we were a bit in awe for a while. Nick Moss had to snap us out of it. With that, Rock On!
The Nick Moss Band
Nick Moss - Guitar / Vocals / Harmonica
Michael Ledbetter - Guitar / Vocals
Nick Fane - Base
Taylor Streiff - Organ / Piano
Patrick Seals - Drums
The Steepwater Band
Jeff Massey - Lead Vocal / Guitar
Joe Winters - Drums
Tod Bowers - Bass
Eric Saylors - Guitars
Nick Moss Band
The Steepwater Band
6615 Roosevelt Rd.
Berwyn, IL 60402
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