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WALCOTT, Iowa (July 12, 2013) The Iowa 80 truck stop located in Walcott, Iowa on interstate 80 is known as the Biggest Truck Stop in the World.  For the past 34 years they have been hosting the Walcott Truckers Jamboree.  As a part of their festivities they headlined one of Southern rock’s best new additions, Blackberry Smoke from Atlanta Georgia. Fresh off their debut television appearance on NBC’s Jay Leno July 10th, Charlie Starr (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Richard Turner (Bass, Vocals), Brit Turner (Drums), Paul Jackson (Guitar, Vocals), and Brandon Still (Keyboards) next stop was Walcott, Iowa. Their 90+ minute set contained many songs from their new record  “Whirlpool” as well “Bad Luck Ain’t No Crime ,” and  “Little Piece of Dixie.” Blackberry Smoke fans were out in force filling the main stage area well before the band’s 7:00 start time. I had time to meet many of them and listen to their tales of meeting the band and the past shows they attended. Everyone said the same thing. Blackberry Stone Kicks butt. Kick butt is what they did . In about every tune they preformed it would eventually grow into a southern rock jam. I saw their Leno debut and then located their Walcott show as a had to cover event.  These guys have big written all over them. Charlie Starr told the crowd he didn’t care who played their music as long as it got played. “We play Southern music and that is it.”

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George Burrows' fascination with live music began in the 60's. He saw Cream on October 14, 1968, at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, One year later Burrows attended The Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. He witnessed The Jimi Hendrix Experience's final gig on June 29, 1969. His list of artists included many who have shaped music for decades. Around 1993 Burrows become friends/colleagues with people in the music industry. He had developed an impressive networking resume which he used it to his advantage and began a concert photography website. He worked for free through multiple live music websites designed to promote live music and the often struggling artists and venues. His shoot for no pay was an obstacle with other photographers. Burrows’ sole purpose for LGS was for the art, not monetary means. He lived in the music environment and soon developed name recognition. After the loss of his brother, a professional drummer, in 2014, he became serious about becoming a drummer. Burrows began drum lessons. The LGS website, contributors and his studies did not match. In 2016 he was about to pull the plug on LGS and embrace drumming. After a chance consultation with one of the most highly regarded session drummers and programmers today he got his answer. Start a website featuring only drummers. With help, he launched https://www.drummersphotgrapher.com. Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.