Saturday, May 04, 2019

Music photos from Los Angeles

Here is the final batch of photos from my recent US road trip with John Howard, covering some excellent gigs in Los Angeles.
Here is Smokey Hormel, who we saw at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica.
The next night at Joe's American Bar and Grill in Burbank we were pleasantly surprised by the energy of Tom Kenny and the High Seas band. Here he is with his band and female singers.
Main act of the night were Los Straitjackets. Here they are, plus a pic of Jaalene 'Queen of the Teens' who sang 'Angel Baby'. 
Next day we went to two South LA venues where local blues acts were on show. The first of these was Bell's Blues Workshop, where artists included Shelley Gibbons, Southside Slim, Lady Renee (with Lester Lands) and Sherry Pruitt.
This is Franklin Bell, the man behind this LA institution.
We moved on to the Pure Pleasure Blues Club, where the excellent acts included Bobby Love, Sir Stan Griggs, Sonny Green, Sammy Lee, Sheryl Monet and Asia Raye.
Our final night in LA was spent at the La Louisiane restaurant, where Hank Carbo put on an entertaining set, backed by Lester Lands and the New Breed Band.
Finally, here's one of Hank Carbo with John Howard and myself.

Friday, May 03, 2019

Viva Las Vegas photos part 2

Continuing some of the photos from this year's Viva Las Vegas, here are a few from the Car Show.
This is Linda Gail Lewis, plus her daughter Annie Marie.
Also starring at the Car Show were The Coasters, featuring original member Leon Hughes.
Playing at the Pool Party, here are surf band Joey and the Showmen.
Back in the main venue here are the Moontones.
This is fifties rockabilly artist Sid King.
Deke Dickerson hosted his Guitar Geek party and Hillbilly Fest.
Here is the UK's Rob Glazebrook who performed solo and with his group the Houserockers.
Appearing in the 'Stars of Rock and Roll' segment here is one hit wonder Hal Schneider of Three Aces and a Joker.
Here are doowop group The Medallions.
This is The Majors.
Here's Chris Casello, formerly Jack Scott's guitarist.
Starring on the main stage, here is Si Cranstoun.
Up and coming R amd B singer Tami Savoy made a good impression.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Viva Las Vegas photos Part 1

I will be putting some photos of my recent US road trip up over the next few days. Here are some from the first two days of Viva Las Vegas.
Here is one of Kim Lenz.
This is a band called Seatbelt.
Here is Ruby Ann.
Big Sandy introduced many of the acts and had a set of his own as well.
This is British band Restless.
Hong Kong based band the Boogie Playboys were good fun.
This is Wayne 'The Train' Hancock.
Here is the bass player and singer with Russian group Messer Chups.
Kicking off the 'stars of rockabilly' set was Sweden's Jan Svensson.
Here's is 50s rockabilly artist Billy Harlan.
Ray Campi, another veteran rockabilly artist.
And another - Don Woody.
This was the farewell performance for Sugar Ray Ford with his band Big Six.
Here is the lead singer of the Hi-Tones.