May 31, 2013 Iowa City– Calexico is a small town of less than 40,000 on the border of U.S. and Mexico.  Joey Burns and John Convertino have six studio albums as Calexico. Joey and John brought their seven piece band to the Englert stage on the last day of May 2013. Following Joe Pug’s moving set, Calexico started out strong. The audience quickly began to feel their energy, Southwestern style. Slowly people could not resist and began to dance, often in their seats and eventually in the isles.

I had been listening to Calexico since they toured with Iron and Wine, however this was my first live show.

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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.

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