Des Moines, Iowa (September 25, 2013) Historic Hoyt Sherman Place was host to Iron and Wine with supporting artists Widowspeak. Widowspeak served as a gentle, sometimes intense, lead into Iron and Wine with their Margo Timmins influenced vocals and Nels Cline style guitar breaks.  Iron and Wine, Sam Beam, has recently done solo shows but withe the release of Ghost on Ghost he has toured with a full ensemble of horns, strings, backing vocalists, key, drums and bass.  Sam’s voice and guitar playing was tailor made for Hoyt Sherman’s superb acoustics, which he commented on frequently.  This was my first show at Hoyt Sherman as a photographer and was in awe of its beauty which was amplified by Iron and Wine with Widowspeak.


Iron and Wine Photos



Widowspeak Photos

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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.