Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kansas

Well Dorothy, just when you think you're not in Kansas anymore, there you are...or rather they are...
I've decided to using this blog more to showcase my concert photography while continuing to present my personal projects as well. I do expect that by this time next year, once i am settled into the Martimes countryside of Nova Scotia, i will no longer have too many big bands opportunities, so it seems a fair usage of this space given how much i do enjoy shooting music. This year i am hoping to capture a number of acts i have not yet had the chance to see so keep watching.
Though they have never really been a bucket list band for me i do still hold some fond memories of Kansas from way back in my college years. My tastes at the time leaned towards much more progressive stuff, but Kansas was able to take some of the essential points of that genre and distill it into short form radio friendly songs that had memorable hooks and a soaring sonic presence.
With only two original members i did approach this show with a bit of skepticism, but just a few bars of the opener, Point of No Return, told me that this incarnation of Kansas was approaching their old material with both integrity and respect. Forty years later they made it sound fresh again. For better or for worse that song was on repeat in my head all through the editing for this gallery.

(please click on images for an enlarged gallery view)

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center



Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Kansas; Lawrenceburg Event Center

Photos ©David Sorcher 2017
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

While i fully acknowledge the limitations of the medium, if you listen closely enough while viewing these images you might very well be fortunate enough to experience just a small taste of the incredible musicality of this band. :-)

Béla Fleck: Banjo
Victor Wooten: Bass
Howard Levy: Harmonica/Piano
Future Man (Roy Wooten): Drumitar

(please click on images for an enlarged gallery view)

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Future Man; Roy Wooten

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Victor Wooten

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Howard Levy

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Victor Wooten; Roy Wooten

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Future Man; Roy Wooten

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Victor Wooten

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Howard Levy

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Howard Levy

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Victor Wooten

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Future Man; Roy Wooten

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Howard Levy

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Victor Wooten

 Photos ©David Sorcher 2017
All Rights Reserved