Marshalltown, Iowa (July 26, 2013)  It’s Friday night and I needed to shoot something.  No I wasn’t having an Uncle Ted moment – I REALLY needed  an infusion of power… the harder the better. I had heard of a new ballroom in Marshalltown that booked Metal, the Impala Ballroom and Saliva was booked for a Friday night show with Boneriver supporting.  I managed to get credentials late in the afternoon and headed to Marshalltown.  It was a 4 band show with two locals that led to Boneriver then Saliva headlining (see Saliva post for details).

Boneriver is from out West in the Seattle area and have been an active band since around 2007. I had a great talk with their tour manger and members of Boneriver before their set. They have been touring with Saliva and just did a festival somewhere in Mn.

Very cool guys, Told me I could shoot anywhere I wanted which is a photog’s “YES” moment.

The locals were good as warmups, but Boneriver could have easily headlined the ballroom. A very steady mix of hard rock and softer edgy tunes rounded out their set. The crowd which was small in terms of what they are used to were pleasently surprised.

Boneriver is Tim Stickney (Lead Vox-Guitar), Stefan Miller (Lead Guitar-Vox), Mike Hughes (Bass) and Joe Martin (drums)

Booking: Over The Top Management


What Boneriver looks Like

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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 Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.

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