Gig Archives features photos from its vast concert archive. I have documented eight years of photos. Many have not been posted until now. 

Artists include Tom Petty, Darkstar Orchestra, Chick Corea, Drive-By Truckers,  Gov’t Mule, John Scofield, Los Lobos, Joe Bonamassa, Paula Cole, Jeff Beck, Ryan McGarvey, Eric Gales, Black Crowes, Avett Brothers, Clutch, Booker T, Dylan Leblanc, Deer Tick, Rich Robinson, Steve Earl, Ha Ha Tonka, Col Bruce Hampton, Dr. John, Joe Walsh,  Jimmie Vaughn, Little Feet, Johnny Winter, Bob Mould, Dweezil Zappa, Sonny Landreth, The Steepwater Band, Radio Moscow, Kenny Wayne Shepard,  John Prine, Chris Botti, Janis Ian, Chris Young, John Mayall, California Guitar Trio, Backyard Tire Fire, Flaming Lips, Black Keys, Volbeat, Shinedown, Molly Hatchet, Bad Company, Branford Marsalis, David Byrne, Brian Blade, Umphreys McGee, Yellow Jackets, Marcus Miller, Simon Phillips, Deerhunter, Wu-Tang Clan, Mickey Hart, Zombies, Steve Vai, Robert Cray, Trombone Shorty, Justin Moore, 311, Five Finger Death Punch, Miranda Lambert, JJ Grey, Allman Brothers Band, Mississippi Allstars, Jackie Green,Hugh Masekela, Hatebreed, Charles Bradley, Headwound City, Savages, Russian Circles, Twins, Matt and Kim, Grand Funk, McCoy Tyner, Anthony Gomes Band, Stacy Kent, Orbit with Jeff Coffin, The Wallflowers, Jazz at the Lincoln Center, Butcher Babies, 2 Chainz, Dream Theatre, Steve Smith, Daru Jones, Avendged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper Band with Glenn Sobel, Richie Kotzen Band, Mike Bennett, Johnny Lang, Jeff Hamilton, Kyle Eastwood, Carl Palmer, and more from the vault.

Gig Archives is the house photographer for the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Riverside Casino and Golf Resort, The Paramount and The McGrath Center also provide new artist photography access. 

Gig Archives’s Charles “Rain” Black is the house photographer at CSPC in Cedar Rapids Iowa. Rain’s photos are featured on the Gig Archives Facebook Page.

Drummer Photographer was launched in November 2017. Drummer Photographer reignited the passion needed to make the archived photos breath new life, documenting its eight-year history. 

I extend my love and sincere appreciation to everyone who has supported the website. Many have put endless hours into keeping the site alive.

I especially want to acknowledge Matthew Manuel has been with me from the beginning.

Love, Peace, and Happiness,

George Burrows



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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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